The Sims 4's Next Expansion Delayed

"Get Together" expansion is taking longer than expected to come together.

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Electronic Arts has announced that the next expansion for The Sims 4, called Get Together, will launch on December 8. Announced at Gamescom in August, this latest expansion for the simulation game adds a new area called Windenburg, as well as new DJ and Dancing skills, along with the ability to make your own Club. This represents a slight delay, as the expansion was previously expected to launch in November.

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"As you might have guessed from the name, this expansion is about your Sims getting together in really exciting new ways," senior producer Lyndsay Pearson said in a blog post. "We loved seeing your reactions to the news, and closely followed all of your comments and discussions."

Pearson added: "Your enthusiasm and feedback inspired us to work even harder to make sure that this pack is everything it could be. So we've decided to take a little more time to work on the expansion pack."

She explained that developer Maxis is spending the extra time to "add more polish and depth" to the expansion. "We think this time will allow us to make the experience even bigger, better, and cooler," she said.

More information about Get Together will be announced in "early November." For now, you can check out Pearson's full blog post.

In other recent news about The Sims franchise, Maxis boss Lucy Bradshaw recently left EA after 23 years with the company. In the wake of her departure, EA CEO Andrew Wilson stressed that Maxis franchises, including The Sims and SimCity, "[have] never had a bigger and more engaged player base." He also said he anticipates these franchises growing bigger in the future.

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Are Sims 4's expansions still in developement? I thought they gave up on it... like most players did.

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Aw man ****.... I was just waiting for this expansion. My life is over. Wait. No

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I think EA took a disappointing and different approach with The Sims 4. With The Sims 3, they had an accessible game that was much like the first two and they sold a ton of copies from the start, but only the most hardcore of fans purchased the expansions. With the Sims 4, they only focused in on the hardcore fans and stripped the game down knowing that those people would still buy the base game and would also buy the expansions. The lack of content, even with expansions, is still mesmerizing. Considering it's EA, I probably shouldn't be surprised.

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I haven't played in a while, but I like to think my space ranger is out there right now. Messing up the galaxy.

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In other news. Like comments are back. :D

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@skipper847: I just tried it on you and you're right! Wow!

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Who even plays that game, lol.

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@dustwalk4r: Not you, that's for sure, it's decent sims game, if you don't leave the house, and the mods are nice too.

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God dammit. I was looking forward to not buying this.

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I think I play the sims wrong, I never really leave the house apart from work.

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EA Exec "You added way too many dance moves, and Club themes!! Strip them and add them to the cash shop!"

Devs "B-but most of them are in the core of the expansion, itll take at least a month!"

EA Exec "A month delay is fine, get it done!"

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I will never buy sims 4.l dont care if it gets delayed for another 2 years.EA you lost my trust :(

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You might as well delay it indefinitely, the Sims 4 is a flop.

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EA you are slowly getting there, but Sims you screwed it up. I don't understand on why these people can't make a full game with Sims.

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Really? One of 1000+ sims expansion needed an article?

DO they really give release dates for this? I thought they just released them whenever since there are so damn many of them

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Is Sims 4 popular? It seems like they really dropped the ball on the base game this time. I played at least a hundred hours of all previous Sims titles, but I've barely touched this one. I wonder if this one still has the big community behind it.

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Since we got a proper Sim City with Cities: Skylines, I wonder if we'll get a proper Sims from an outside, indie developer.

Really, all they have to do is code it so Sims can walk around each other rather than standing in the way of each other, complaining they can't get around. That alone would make it infinitely better.

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@RedWave247: The Sims 4 mechanics wise is great. The big problem is they gutted the game of content and made it modular so rubbish PCs could play it.

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@chuckles471: They gut the content with every version. They've had some of the exact same expansions in 3 different games now. They had Pets expansions in 1, 2, and 3.

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@RedWave247: that's not the point. He/she is not talking about expansions. But content included in the base game and Sims 4 was so heavily gutted and dumbed down. So much cool core features that were in Sims 3 base game are missing from 4th.

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"As you might have guessed from the name, this expansion is about your Sims getting together in really exciting new ways,"

There's nothing new or exciting about clicking on a noun and picking a verb from a menu to watch an animation play.

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I actually forgot that there was a Sims 4.

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@dexda: I forgot I bought it. Truth.

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@dexda: lol, so did I.

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@dexda: So did I and I own it.

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@dexda: so they're releasing a $30 "remember me" patch