The days of murdering your Sims by removing pool ladders are behind us. Or so it seems. In less than two months The Sims 4 will be released without the ability to build pools. While it was always a key feature of the game, the Simgurus decided to put their resources elsewhere during the development of the game.

Another key feature missing is the toddler lifestage for your Sims. This will mean your kids will go straight from being babies to their child phase. To be honest, I am not too thrilled about this as it feels like a huge step back from previous games. The Sims 2 introduced the toddler lifestage, so not having it in a game released years later is a bit of a concern.

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What’s Out and What’s In

We’re less than 60 days out from the launch of The Sims 4, and I have so much I want to talk about. But let me start with a bit more about the decision we made not to include pools and toddlers in The Sims 4, as we’ve seen some of you have concerns about this. Read more


EA just released a blog about the reasoning behind their decisions. Rachel Franklin, the General Manager of Maxis, explains why they choose to skip toddlers and pools and go a different direction with The Sims 4.

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