‘The Sims 4’ update adds new relationship option and bundle type in preparation for wedding-themed pack
EA and Maxis are preparing to release the next game pack for “The Sims 4” officially called “My Marriage Stories”. Ahead of the paid content going live, the developers have released the latest base update which will allow even players who won’t purchase the pack to enjoy new wedding-themed features.
In the patch notes, EA announced that “The Sims 4” players can choose a new relationship option in Create a Sim to have two Sims immediately start as an engaged couple by setting their relationship to Fiancé. Although this feature is added to the base game, players will get the most out of it if they plan the “My Wedding Stories” pack.
However, whether or not they get the next game pack, “The Sims 4” players will have access to a new type of bundle called a Wedding Venue. New songs, which can be played at weddings, will also be added to the World Station library. Each player can also play the song featured in Romance Station’s “My Wedding Stories” trailer.
The latest patch also updates 10 items in Create a Sim in line with the upcoming release of “My Marriage Stories”. They mainly include wedding-appropriate clothing, including women’s dresses with “Wedding Mermaid”, “Wedding Tiered”, “Frilly Romantic”, “Flutter”, and “Bridesmaid” code descriptions.
Two new men’s suit jackets are also updated in “The Sims 4”, one of which is a double-breasted type. Kids and toddlers will have new items so they can be dressed accordingly to attend a wedding. New items added in the base game are somewhat related to upcoming wedding-themed content, including a bindi and French tip nails.
The wedding-themed game pack for “The Sims 4” was originally slated to launch on February 17, just days after Valentine’s Day, but it suffered a few setbacks after its announcement. “My Wedding Stories” mainly features the characters, Dominique and Camille, a lesbian couple who are getting married.
EA initially decided against releasing the pack in Russia, where a law passed in 2013 interprets the game’s content as “gay propaganda” explaining its age rating of 18+ in the country. But the publisher has since changed its decision, saying in an updated blog post: “We re-evaluated our options and realized we could do more than we initially thought and will now release The Sims Game Pack. 4 “My Marriage Stories” for our community in Russia, unaltered and unaltered, featuring Dom and Cam The pack will now launch on Wednesday, February 23 worldwide.