We’re getting close to the release of The Sims 4 Discover University, and to get fans of the iconic gaming franchise excited, EA has just dropped a new snippet of gameplay for those fans to fawn over. The new gameplay footage is all the standard Sims trailer fair, with elements of gameplay being teased amid some strange background plot. But what we really care about as fans is exactly what this new expansion adds to the game.
The addon is a pretty major expansion, unlike the Stuff Packs that fans are probably used to. There’s already so many areas of both realistic and fantastical daily life that this franchise has explored, that there’s really not much left to deal with now. But I’ll be damned if The Sims 4 isn’t returning to college in a new expansion.
And just like many fans are keyed into, the core gameplay look in The Sims 4 Discover University is set around building your ideal dwelling. Only this time, you’re a student creating your dream dorm room. Each piece of furniture and other décor will have unique themes and different looks, but also different levels of durability, because as any Sim knows, cheapskates always end up paying more in repairs.
But school life in universities is a whole lot more than just decking out your dorm room. And before you even get to that dorm, you need to pick your school of choice. Each school in The Sims 4 Discover University offers a range of degrees and courses, but that’s not all. Students have access to arts and sports programs of many different types as well. And if you want the real college experience, there’s student loan debt and financial aid to worry about, for that really authentic existential crisis feel.
But if you want to drink those worries away, partying and other stereotypical realities of college life are simulated here as well. All in all, it’s going to be a lot like simulating being stuck in a really bad teen comedy, but at least you don’t feel like you’re being tortured in the same way when you play this expansion.
The Sims 4 Discover University comes out on November 15. You can preorder it now through Origin. The Sims 4 Discover University Expansion Pack is coming to PC and Mac on November 15, 2019, and to PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on December 17, 2019.