The Sims’ latest expansion pack offers gamers a chance for their Sim to rise to fameÛÓand one of the paths to virtual stardom couldn’t be more relevant in today’s career climate.
Coming to PC and Mac Nov. 16, the new Sims 4 expansion pack “Get Famous” will enable players’ Sims to ditch their humdrum jobs in pursuit of celebrity either via an acting career or as a social media influencer.
Although the trailer focuses on the acting track, in a press release from October 9th, EA Studios and Maxis announced:
Sims can also bask in the limelight as an inspiring influencer, live streaming every lavish moment and giving other Sims maximum #FOMO.
A trailer for the expansion pack dropped yesterday:
The “Get Famous” expansion pack will feature a new town for Sims to climb the ladder to A-lister status.
The L.A.-inspired Del Sol Valley is complete with a park, exclusive nightclubs, and a luxury neighborhood for the rich and famous:
Rise to stardom and experience the glamour of Del Sol Valley. Introducing The Sims 4 Get Famous! Arriving 11/16/18. _ÙÎÙ_Ù_Â_Ù__ #TS4GetFamous
— The Sims (@TheSims) October 9, 2018
Many Twitter users were jazzed about the expansion pack:
— _Ù´ÄLordDudeBro_Ù´Ä (@Lord_DudeBro) October 9, 2018
the sims 4 get famous is coming FINALLY my Lana sim can be a singer instead of a gold digger
— æÏ«Û«««ÛæÏ _ÙÕ (@litttlefucker) October 9, 2018
IT’S SO AWESOME! _Ù_©_Ù÷__ÙÔ_ÙÔ pic.twitter.com/0gJsMAxWY3
— _Ùâ Bruce B. _Ùâ (@MarvelFanSMASH) October 9, 2018
— BeautifulPlumbobsã¢ _Ù_Ä_Ù (@RachelPedd) October 9, 2018
So… much… new… gameplay. Well done #TheSims team. _Ù÷Ä_ÙÔ I’m on lunch break, but how am I supposed to go back to work and focus after this amazing surprise? @SimGuruKate @SimGuruNinja pic.twitter.com/KcAcBttDeo
— Moogle _Ù¤ªÛªÛü (@moogleplays) October 9, 2018
Although there were some commenters who seemed a bit underwhelmed:
EA announced Sims 4 Get Famous instead of giving us the university pack we deserve pic.twitter.com/wr6rQx8Ygy
— Cardi Vi _Ù_à (@chaewonfenty) October 9, 2018
Looks boring af itÛªs nothing I havenÛªt already played with mods. I was hoping for witches or something but then again ea is always a big disappointment
— laurenboo (@laurenpandabear) October 9, 2018
WHERE IS THE IMPROVED SINGER CAREER?!_Ù÷__Ù÷©
— ÷_ (@laratweetr) October 9, 2018
This is what I was wondering! What if I want to be a model or a singer where are those
— TaiaTheGoddess (@TaiaTheGoddess) October 9, 2018
Real-life influencer, 17-year-old Baby Ariel, who has three million followers on YouTube, will also be featured in the game singing her hit song “Aww,” Sims-style:
This commenter sums up the excitement:
if I canÛªt get famous irl I might as well do it in Sims
— _Ù¤Ý_ÙÈÛªÛü Sara Dead-af-shar ÷Êü (@npcSara) October 9, 2018