Console release in December.
Following the premature unveiling of The Sims 4: Discover University this weekend, EA has now made its next Sims expansion official. It’s coming to PC next month, and there’s an announcement trailer to accompany the news.
Discover University is, unsurprisingly, all about the student life, and the first choice players will need to make is whether their Sims will attend the historical University of Britechester or the considerably more modern Foxbury Institute in their search for further education.
Sims can either live on-campus or further afield (those needed to travel can take advantage of the expansion’s new bikes), and Discover University will include the usual array of decorate items and furniture – including posters and mini-fridges – to ensure Sims’ dorm rooms feel like a home away from home.
Once the school day begins, Sims can attend (or skip) lectures, write term papers, and give presentations. There are benefits for those Sims that exceed in their studies too, with EA explaining that classes – which range from the more traditional likes of biology and computer science, all the way to villainy – will affect Sims’ final grades. Those, in turn, will then influence their future career performance.
University life isn’t all about learning though; free periods can be spent in the campus common areas (although a library is available for those wanting to squeeze in a bit of extra study), and the expansion also includes organised extra-curricular activities likes robotics, debate, or art clubs, or more casual endeavours like socialising and juice pong.
The Sims 4’s Discover University expansion comes to PC and Mac on 15th November, and it’ll arrive on Xbox One and PS4 a little later, on 17th December.