New Features and Gameplay in The Sims 4 Discover University – Expansion News

New Features and Gameplay in The Sims 4 Discover University – Expansion News

November 6, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


Well, this was one leaky lead up but we finally
got official word on The Sims 4 Discover University. That did turn out to be the official title
of this much requested Expansion. Your Sims can attend University when it releases
November 15 for PC and Mac, with a later release of December 17 for Xbox and Playstation 4
consoles. When it’s over, let me know what you think
of all this. Bear in mind this is early info and further
clarifications will come, but for now let’s see what all we can learn from the news today! First, Sims will be able to enroll in either
the historical University of Britechester, or the more modern Foxbury Institute. These two schools are evidently rivals and
have their own mascots – I think Britechester is the dragon, and Foxbury the lobster. It’s very fitting. I think they just loved the lobster suit idea
and worked it in and good job. Sims can attend either school while living
in a dorm, or live off-campus. So yes, dorms are confirmed. Meaning we’ll be able to live right there
in the University town which is something plenty of people want. With a name like Discover University and it
being themed around finding your true self and your own style, you will definitely be
able to decorate the dorms to some degree. I’m guessing the layout and objects inside
are up to you, just with limited space and building restrictions. I’ll let you know when we hear more about
that and whether or not there are roommates. We do know there are mini-fridges you can
use to keep food fresh and have a quick snack while working on your paper. Very early in the trailer we see a bicycle,
which is clearly going to be popular for getting around the campus. I’ll be happy to see these around the world
and I think in some cases they’ll be useful for other play, especially in Outdoor Retreat
or Selvadorada – really anywhere with those big open spaces. Thankfully they don’t hop on and teleport. While pursing a degree, there will be classes
in biology, computer science, art history, and villainy. Sims will need to work to keep up their grades,
attending lectures and working on term papers and presentations. Whether you attend class or not will have
an impact on your final grade, but it may be strategic at times to skip. You’re free like most adults in college. If you saw my video about what University
might feature, I had really hoped that time management would be important in a pack like
this so I’m keeping hope alive. When not in class, Sims can partake in extra-curricular
activities, like the school robotics, art or debate clubs. We actually see a bit of robotics and debate
club in action, and I’m happy to say they are not just rabbit holes or something. Sims are clearly seen tinkering with robots
and there are a pair of podiums set up for a debate. And of course, Sims can have a little fun
with ping pong and juice pong, heck do a keg stand. Yeah we know what’s in that keg don’t we? They can also juggle soccer balls, mess with
the rival school’s mascot or maybe TP their statue. I guess pranks are definitely a thing. If your Sim has a bad day, they can go cry
their little eyes out in one of the new bathroom stalls. I assume they can also be used for other things. Like the shower, which evidently can be used
for woohoo finally. There is reportedly a secret society on campus,
think like.. skull and bones, or one of the many many school societies that exist at historical
universities in the US and Europe. I have to ask, what is this guy wearing? Is he augmented with robotics stuff or is
it just clothes? We did learn that the robots are not just
like babies, tied to the stand where you work on them. They can even join your household according
to SimGuruFrost. The main reason I wonder about this is, I’m
hoping there are some other cool rewards for participating in these extracurricular activities
so that maybe I’d want to revisit and replay all of them. Or, they could just be fun on their own without
real rewards. Sometimes the experience is in doing a thing. Either one. Something we really need is replay value in
some of these Expansions and I’m sure plenty of you agree with me. I don’t want to go one time and feel done
with it. Let me know where you stand on that. What this trailer and the news releases didn’t
talk about, was what’s AFTER University. Like what will you get a degree in. Thankfully, in the origin store page description,
it says there are engineering, education, and law careers we don’t yet know anything
about. Are they active careers like get to work,
or rabbit holes? I don’t have the answers for that one yet
and feel it’s strange this was omitted. But, bear in mind they do like to hold back
suprises, and we usually get a huge dump of information leading up to release. Now, hopefully having a degree translates
well to other existing careers in the game. I’m sure they will be mostly unmodified but
you should definitely earn a bit more pay or skip being a coffee boy and head straight
to middle management. So we don’t know a lot, we imagine you’ll
pick up skills and careers after college, and we don’t know what it’s like for teens
and if they need to apply for scholarships but it’s sort of hinted at with the acceptance
letters some bigger channels received. So running through it all, what are you most
looking forward to in this pack? there are new activities, multiple degrees
you can get from one of two schools. Dorms, mini fridges, bikes… ping pong, keg
stands and juice pong, along with shower woohoo at last. At least 3 major extracurricular activities
and a secret society. And hopefully the information about 3 career
tracks holds up. I think this is vital, just not talked about
yet very much. Quite a good bit of new decorative stuff,
objects Sims actually interact with and new clothing and hair. It doesn’t look like a pack that will do much
for the neglected children, but it’s at least going to add a bit of personality to high
school to pursue a college and the gameplay on campus for Young Adults looks interesting. I’ll be covering the livestream on November
8th and condensing it down for you that evening so stay on the lookout for that. Covering news is one of the things I greatly
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helping a lot. I’m really looking forward to covering this
one. University for Sims 3 was one of my favorites. If you’d like to support us on patreon, a
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