Behind The Sims livestream reveals: Goth Fashion, Medieval Castle Kits & Project Rene

Behind The Sims livestream reveals: Goth Fashion, Medieval Castle Kits & Project Rene
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Written by 

Kiera Mills


27th Jun 2023 18:20


June's "Behind The Sims" livestream revealed more details about exciting new Sims content including the upcoming Sims 4 Horse Ranch expansion, new footage of Project Rene, two new Kit announcements and more.

So, if you missed out on this Behind The Sims livestream, we have you covered with all the most important announcements below.

Behind The Sims: Horse Ranch announcements

Screenshot from the Behind the Sims Livestream featuring a horse CAS menu
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During the live stream, The Sims team revealed more details about The Sims 4 Horse Ranch pack including the following details:

  • There will be animations between Sims from horseback.
  • The CAS mode for horses will operate similarly to Cats and Dogs, featuring patterned swatches and a long list of horse breeds available.
  • Relationships between Sims and horses will play a pivotal role in the game. The livestream featured two types of introductions to horses, one frightful and the other friendly, which started the Sim off with a good relationship with the horse.
  • Mini goats and sheep will be in the pack along with the ability to craft Nectar.
  • Sims will be able to host events to show off their animals.

Screenshot from the Behind the Sims Livestream featuring a horse traits in CAS
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Along with the above information we also saw footage showing off the Horse traits set to come with the pack. These are:

  • Brave
  • Defiant
  • Energetic
  • Fearful
  • Free Spirit
  • Friendly
  • Independent
  • Intelligent
  • Mellow
  • Needy

Behind The Sims: Project Rene announcements

Screenshot from Behind The Sims showing a prototype scene of Project Rene
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The Sims team showed off more early footage of Project Rene, including prototypes of how the lighting system will work in the game. The team emphasised that they want the lighting to be dynamic enough to add to storytelling and to look sleek across both PC and mobile, emphasising that the game will release across both platforms.

Project Rene prototype screenshot of an argument between sims
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We also saw early renditions of Sim introductions, and different animations based on mood, similar to what we know from The Sims 4 - with Sims interacting with each other and objects simultaneously.

Footage of placeholder Sims was used, showing them navigating through a busy neighbourhood with a set daily routine. The hope from the team is that this will enable environments to feel busy and lived-in.

Hair choices were given priority and we got a prototype glimpse of an ombre system used to dip dye hair for added customisation.

  • Check out our in-depth guide to everything we know so far about The Sims Project Rene here.

Behind The Sims: Goth Fashion and Medieval Castle Kits

Goth Fashion Kit and Medieval Castle Kit art
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Behind the Sims released details of two upcoming Kits, the Goth Fashion and Medieval Castle Kits which are scheduled to release in early 2024.

The Kits were chosen by players via a community poll earlier this month and are themed around Gothic fashion and medieval architecture as the names would suggest. This is great news for goths and The Sims Medieval fans alike.

Behind The Sims Freeplay and Mobile announcements

The Sims Freeplay, hair stylist career
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Other than the announcements above, this Behind The Sims Livestream also featured feature news regarding The Sims Mobile and The Sims Freeplay.

The Sims Mobile is receiving a new beach lot, larger than the previous lot. The beach will come equipped with a dock and jetski.

Meanwhile, The Sims Freeplay will feature a new day spa with two new career paths to help treat Sims customers to a pampering.

Now you're caught up with everything announced during the Behind The Sims June live stream. Be sure to also check out our Sims homepage for the latest news or check out a rundown of everything from the recent Sims 4 Book Nook & Grunge Revival Kits.

Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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