Many people play The Sims 4 to complete community-created challenges, such as building specific types of homes or having a certain number of babies, among other things. The Sims 4 will receive a free update next week that will include these types of challenges, beginning with two new scenarios.
Maxis showed the feature off during their regular Livestream. Called Scenarios, it’s a main menu option that lets you start a new game or use an existing save with an applied set of conditions, and an objective to aim for.
The free update will come with two such challenges, called ‘Making Money’ and ‘Finding Love After A Break Up’. Maxis showed the former off in detail, although it’s fairly straightforward: you start the game with zero simoleons, the Sims’ in-game currency, and must gather a million simoleons to win. How you do it is up to you.
Challenges can have particular requirements that need to be fulfilled along the way, potentially shaping the kind of household you need to create in order to pursue the challenge. Maxis also say they’ll be adding new challenges in future updates.
While this isn’t anything that the Sims community hasn’t been doing itself for years, it’s nice to see it properly supported as a feature in-game all the same. It’s even nicer that it’s free.