The Sims 4 has all but confirmed that a horsepower expansion is coming, following a number of leaks.
There have been a growing number of rumors circulating over the past two weeks that the next paid pack will be themed around horses, which would be a much-requested addition to the game.
Tuesday, June 20, the official social media accounts for the franchise shared the latest roadmap, this time for June through September, titled “Take the Reins.”
While two new kits and a Behind The Sims stream were listed in this roadmap, the most eye-catching element was the promise of a “rootin’ tootin'” expansion.
A trailer for the expansion – with the description reading “Giddy up for good news” – is set to debut this Thursday.
Shortly after the roadmap was released, a new leak surfaced on Steam as a listing for “The Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion Pack” was briefly online before being taken down (via SimsCommunity.info) .
In the listing, description and screenshots of the pack indicate that in addition to horses, goats and sheep can be kept on your ranch, while the new world includes a horse park, a western themed bar and a dance hall.
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Horses themselves can be customized and trained in agility and jumping skills, and with a new riding skill available to Sims.
grow together was the last full expansion, adding new features such as family dynamics and social compatibility, while this year also saw the introduction of a new infant life stage and kits focusing on grunge fashion, the greenhouses, etc.
News of the upcoming expansion comes at a difficult time for the console version, with many PlayStation and Xbox players complaining about the recent control changes.
The team behind the game has indicated that they are looking to fix these issues, although no timeline was given as to when an update should be expected.
The Sims 4 is available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
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