Sustainable lifestyle makes its way to The Sims 4
Have you embraced a sustainable lifestyle? Now your Sim can, too, with the release of The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 5.
Taking place in Evergreen Harbor, The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle will allow your Sim to grow food, use alternative energy sources, and even upcycle materials for new furniture. Not only that, but also the decisions your Sim makes will have an impact on the environment and the evolving city of Evergreen Harbor.
Caring for the environment
Through the new Community Voting Board, your Sim can introduce positive changes in the neighborhood. So it’s not just about your Sim embracing a sustainable lifestyle and building an eco-friendly home. Your Sim’s actions can literally change the face of the neighborhood.
Neglect to take care of the environment, and you will see the effects on your city. Maybe junk will accumulate as you fail to properly dispose of garbage and recycle. Maybe the city will suffer from air pollution.
Sounds like real life, doesn’t it?
I’ve loved The Sims for a long time, and I’ve been trying to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle since fighting the climate crisis is one of my advocacies. So I’m really happy with this new direction for The Sims 4. Plus games, of course, are a great way to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given the sheer popularity of The Sims franchise, The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle could prove to be a powerful platform for making players aware of sustainable practices. Instead of just hearing about the sustainable lifestyle, they can actually live it through their Sims. And they will learn by doing, as their Sims create their own electricity and grow their own food.
Moreover, the introduction of the new Community Voting Board is a great way to showcase the importance of community building. As well as the direct consequences of their Sims’ actions — or inaction — on the environment.
I just wonder if some players will look for sadistic but eco-friendy ways to kill their Sims.