‘The Sims 4’ Latest News & Update: ‘City Living’ Career Assignments Hints Future Game Enhancements

By RG Ferrer , Updated Nov 09, 2016 06:00 AM EST
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"City Living" the newest expansion pack for Electronic Arts' popular life simulation game "The Sims 4," introduced several gameplay features such as festivals, apartments and the new career assignments. In a recent interview, a member of "The Sims" team shared that developers may be open to add new enhancements similar to the new career-oriented tasks.

"The Sims 4 City Living" gave gamers a different world to explore that is filled with various activities, along with new careers assignments. With the option to send Sims out in the city to complete job-related tasks, the new career assignments gave gamers more control yet mixed with enough flexibility to manage their Sim characters' professions and daily lives.

In an interview with iDigital Times, producer Grant Rodiek commented that it gave "City Living" an interesting gameplay feature that involved a fusion of both active and story-based gameplay. Described as a hybrid feature, it helped to integrate the game's various career and story points into a "very great, thematic, consistent package."

If compared against "The Sims 4 Get to Work" expansion pack, the new career assignments in "City Living" provided players with a more casual way of completing job tasks. Unlike "Get to Work's" specific objectives, the new expansion pack's career features are less progression-oriented.

Apart from explaining the different elements that made "City Living's" career assignments unique, Rodiek also teased that game developers may further enhance "The Sims 4's" career features in future DLCs. He stated, "I'm curious to see how players like it because it's a system we could do more with in the future if they care for it."

Meanwhile, a new bug may have affected a Sim's autonomous eating actions during "The Sims 4 City Living" festivals. Players have noticed how their Sims would continuously order food from food stalls. Labeled the eating bug, several gamers even shared how their Sims have gained weight because of the constant food consumption even if the hunger meter is still full.

"The Sims 4 City Living" was released on Nov. 1 for PC and MAC. Watch the game's trailer below:

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