Free Sims 4 Update Out Today Adds Star Wars Costumes; Pools Coming Later

New costumes available today, while pools, additional career paths, and more will be introduced in November and December.

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Maxis today announced three major free updates for its life simulation game, The Sims 4, the first of which is available to download right now.

The October update (the one available right now) adds ghosts to The Sims 4. What this means is that if your Sim dies, it can rejoin the world. Your ghost Sim maintains all of the attributes it had when it was alive, and also has special behaviors that are based on how it died. Creepy.

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The October update also introduces a Star Wars costume set, allowing players to outfit their Sims with Luke Skywalker's X-wing pilot suit or Leia's white robes. You can even dress yourself as Darth Vader or Yoda. In addition, the update brings new eye colors for your Sims, and fixes "a few minor bugs."

Moving on to November's update for The Sims 4, this will introduce pools to the game. It was revealed earlier this year that pools, which were featured in past games in the series, did not make the cut for The Sims 4 due to Maxis prioritizing improving the game's tech. Another missing feature from past games are toddlers, though Maxis didn't say anything today about adding them to the game.

The Sims 4's December update, meanwhile, will bring new career paths and rewards for your Sims. No further details about this update were provided, though Maxis said it plans to share more information about these updates--and new features and expansion packs--later on.

"We've designed The Sims 4 to be a live service, so we can continually evolve the experience, add new content, and incorporate as much of your feedback as possible," The Sims executive producer Rachel Franklin said in a blog post. "We've said from the beginning that The Sims 4 is all about endless play possibilities, and we hope each of these updates add fun new dimensions to your experience."

The Sims 4 is available today for PC only, though Franklin said, "We know our players on Mac are looking to hear more. We are working on it." For more on The Sims 4, check out GameSpot's review.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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