The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack - Gameplay trailer, release date, new features & more

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The Sims 5 may be in the pipeline, but that hasn't stopped EA from releasing a new Expansion Pack for The Sims 4.

The new expansion pack, Eco Lifestyle, revolves around creating a more eco-friendly life for your Sims - keep reading to find out more.

Release Date

The Eco Lifestyle will be released on Friday, 5 June 2020, so you won't have to wait long to get your hands on brand new The Sims 4 material.

Reveal Trailer

When EA announced the broadcast days ago, the title 'How Green is your Plumbob' seemed like an obvious clue pointing towards an eco-themed Sims expansion pack for many fans.

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However, exactly what features the new DLC would entail were a complete mystery until the premiere.

Check out the official reveal trailer below:

Gameplay Trailer

EA has released a brand new gameplay trailer for The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle DLC - check it out below!

The new trailer shows players how Sims can reduce their eco-footprint and help restore the “green” in Evergreen Harbor.

Sims can instal their own solar panels or wind turbines to power their homes and truly live off the grid.

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They can also inspire the community to vote for eco-friendly initiatives such as community spaces and gardens or upcycling facilities to repurpose materials.

Eco-Friendly Career Paths

The gameplay trailer also gives gamers a glimpse of the new Civil Designer and Freelance Crafter career paths and see how their efforts can shape the transformation of their neighbourhood.

As Sims explore all of the environmentally-conscious efforts that The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle has to offer, they’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn how small changes can have a meaningful impact on the world around them.

New Features

Based on the trailer it seems that the Eco Lifestyle expansion pack will take place in a brand new eco-friendly neighbourhood, Evergreen Harbor.

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In terms of new features, it seems like you will be able to make items out of recycled materials, have communal gardens with other Sims and invent eco-friendly products.

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ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING: A new lifestyle is set to change how your Sims live

The trailer shows a new way to create dwellings, with quirky eco-friendly buildings being shown made from new recycled material.

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It also seems like new career features will be added, such as the ability to take part in activism and potentially have it as a career.

Confirmed Details

The official EA press release confirms a few extra details:

Sims can produce their own electricity and water with solar panels, wind turbines, and dew collectors, or grow their own food at home in a new vertical garden.

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Simmers can take it a step further and implement positive changes in their community through the new Community Voting Board, which features a variety of Neighborhood Action Plans each week such as:

  • Encouraging installation of eco-friendly objects
  • Supporting green initiatives
  • Setting up a Community Space where everyone can craft or plant together
  • Changing the way their neighbourhood looks.

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