Confirming the leak, EA has announced that The Sims 4 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide on November 17. By pre-ordering the Deluxe Party Edition, you’ll receive early access on November 14.
With The Sims 4 on PS4 and Xbox One, you’ll find the gameplay the PC base game has, “plus many of the additional content updates added to The Sims 4 post-launch.” The console version will receive “periodic game updates and extra content releases” after launch.
Senior Producer Michael Duke explained that there won’t be any major system changes between the PC and PS4 version:
To be clear, this is not the first time we have brought The Sims to console – but it is the very first time throughout the history of the franchise that you can experience the gameplay and content that the PC game offers. The current generation of hardware has enabled us to translate code to PlayStation 4 without any major system changes, so that it is no longer about which platform has the superior version, but where you like to play.
Right now, the team is currently preparing for launch (looking for bugs, and making little improvements that will ensure this is the best Sims game EVER on console). It is certainly no small task to try and bring a PC game over, but we are doing a lot of iteration and testing to make sure we meet your high standards and deliver an experience we will all enjoy for years to come.
In addition to early access, here’s what else is included with the Deluxe Party Edition:
- Life of the Party Digital Content, featuring the Flaming Tiki Bar and sleek, stylized outfits for your Sims
- Up All Night Digital Content, featuring the Laser Light Show, fun decorations, and outrageous party costumes
- Awesome Animal Hats Digital Content, featuring a collection of fun animal hats for your Sims to wear and show off
Pre-ordering The Sims 4 gets you the Perfect Patio Stuff pack, which includes hot tubs and bonus décor.
According to the PlayStation Store, The Sims 4 is $49.99 USD while the Deluxe Party Edition is $59.99 USD.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]