In case you missed it, The Sims 4 For Rent is the next expansion pack launching for the game on December 7th, 2023 for PC/Mac, PlayStation, and Xbox systems. Ever since the reveal trailer, The Sims has been providing us with sneak peeks at various aspects of the new expansion.
Build rental properties with up to 6 units in any residential world!
We already know that in the new expansion, Simmers will be able to custom build their own apartment buildings, duplexes, and other types of multi-family dwellings and have their Sims own and rent them out to become a real estate tycoon. Naturally, Simmers are eager to know more details, like how many units exactly can we have on a single lot? And where can we build these lots?
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The Sims 4 For Rent: More Units, More Livable Space!
Of course, a long-time complaint of Simmers about The Sims 4 is that the worlds are too small and don’t have enough lots. This has only become more and more true over time as we’ve gotten more and more lot types and new worlds have stuck to the same 5-12 lots per world. It’s just not enough space to have both a booming population and a nice variety of community lots for that population to enjoy.
Could this new expansion pack solve the housing crisis issue players have been suffering from in The Sims 4 since 2014? Let’s take a closer look!
How Many Units Can Be Built on One Lot?
In the latest teaser video The Sims has posted to social media, we see many different types of residential dwellings being built, from duplexes, to condominiums, to townhomes! Each type of dwelling is labeled with how many living spaces it accommodates, going from 2 units all the way up to 6 units.
This means that the minimum number of units for this new multi-family dwelling lot type will likely be 2, with the maximum being 6. Considering that up to 8 Sims can live in any household, this means that a 6 unit lot could potentially have up to 48 Sims living there together comfortably! Having the ability to house nearly 50 Sims on a single lot would certainly free up a lot of space in the world for other lot types, which is pretty exciting to think about!
You can see more screenshots of each type of dwelling pictured below.
Where Can We Build Multi-Family Dwellings?
Although new packs typically only show content from the base game and that pack, The Sims 4 For Rent shows multi-family dwellings being built in other pack worlds, like san Sequoia from Growing Together and Britechester from Discover University. This is to show off how versatile the new lot type is. The Sims 4 For Rent will allow players to build multi-family dwellings in any residential world!
Being able to build these multi-family homes in places like Britechester means that The Sims 4 For Rent can even help players build their own student housing from the ground up instead of being confined by the limitations of the campus housing.
More Exciting News from The Sims 4 Developers!
A recent tweet from Sims 4 developer SimGuruNova brings more good news: “Ok, last thing. And this, I think, is an important thing to share asap: feel free to start pre-building 💕 Converting to a Residential Rental is easy peasy.” This indicates that players can start building their rental properties immediately in anticipation of the expansion and converting these properties into Residential Rentals will be easy.
Even if the idea of having money-hungry landlords in your perfect utopia of a Sims game doesn’t sound appealing to you, the new lot type The Sims 4 For Rent offers can have many uses beyond just playing landlord simulator, so that’s certainly something to think about if you’re on the fence about purchasing the new expansion.
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