The Sims 4 Is Still Going Strong As It Reached 20 Million Lifetime Players

The Sims 4 Is Still Going Strong As It Reached 20 Million Lifetime Players
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When you think of simulators, one series that always seems to deliver is The Sims. Ever since the first game in this storied series released, fans have enjoyed simulating life with their created sims. These games have a ton of heart and there are countless hours of activities to enjoy. That is particularly true for the latest installment, The Sims 4.

Developed by the Redwood Shores studio of Maxis, this fourth installment delivers on all fronts. It’s beautifully designed, has a ton of personality, and includes endless amounts of content to enjoy. This game has done so well — in fact — that it just reached 20 million lifetime players across all platforms. That’s quite an achievement and a testament that even still today, people love playing The Sims 4.

A huge reason for its mainstay is its expansion packs. To date, there have been a total of eight. That’s a lot of updates that fans have had to look forward to. Just as they get comfortable with certain features and themes, new ones are added to the mix that make The Sims 4 a completely different experience. It keeps happening as the developer wants to continue to provide stellar content that gets players excited about the future.

Additionally, the developer has kept the content rolling with free updates. For no charge, the community has been able to experience new aspects and features. The latest one was a tiny home addition. The tiny house craze is booming, so it was only right that The Sims 4 would get on the action. It’s updates like this that keep players coming back time and time again.

Now let’s get into specific gameplay aspects that has set this installment apart from the others. First and foremost, The Sims 4 has the most in-depth personality system to date. There are many personality options that players can choose when they first create their sim character. Each personality will lead to different outcomes in the game. In this way, the game has a lot of re-playability.

Sims in this game can now multitask. It definitely adds to this game’s authenticity. Lastly, there are more interaction options. You actually feel like you’re having conversations with real people. All of these elements have helped The Sims 4 continue to thrive in 2020. That’s so impressive, to be honest.

It will be interesting to see what the developers can come up with next in the newest installment. Stay tuned.