Yesterday was the worst day of the month for many people: rent day. And if you really love torturing yourself, I have great news for you.
In the next expansion pack for The Sims 4 for rent, players can have their Sims relive all the joys and hassles of rental life. Players can build multi-unit homes in a tropical, loosely Southeast Asian-inspired city called Tomarang, and the units can range from basement apartments to duplexes.
Aspiring landlords, take note: the game expansion allows you to try your hand at rental management by becoming a landlord. Homeowner Sims can earn money from their smart investments and can live on-site or have their home on a separate lot away from tenants.
Furthermore, housing insecurity is a problem He Sims now. Apartments can have insect infestations, faulty plumbing and electrical, and even mold. (As someone who just had an exterminator last month, this sounds all too familiar.) The game also introduces a new fear for tenant Sims: the fear of being evicted. Is there also a real estate crisis in Tomarang? There’s something deeply fun and twisted about turning small landlords into Sims and having them evict each other. Additionally, if a Sim similar to DJ Envy or his business partner Appear offering advice, run.
To be fair, I remember being obsessed with the Sims 2 Apartment Living expansion pack when it was released: Something about having a loud neighbor on the other side of the wall was exciting to me, a pre-teen. But at least in that version of the game, the owners were some kind of thereoccasionally collecting rent and tending the bushes.
The future of He sims It could be radically different from the game we know. Although the next-gen release is reportedly “years” away, EA has said it will incorporate multiplayer features in addition to the traditional single-player format. We also now know that the core features of the game, codenamed Project René, will be free to download: users will only pay for additional packs of activities and features.