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The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle release date, trailer, gameplay

Everything we know about the Eco Lifestyle expansion pack

Featured post Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle

The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle is the ninth expansion pack to be released for The Sims 4. It introduces many ways for your Sims to live sustainably. A few of us here at RPS are excited for the opportunity to build the eco-houses of our dreams by covering our plots with solar panels and wind turbines.

Since the expansion packs for The Sims 4 are a little on the pricey side, it’s worth looking into exactly what is included in the newest one. Here’s everything that we know about Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle so far.


What is Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle’s release date?

During its official reveal, EA confirmed the Eco Lifestyle expansion pack will be coming on June 4th, 2020 and will unlock at the following times:

  • 11am BST
  • 12pm CEST
  • 6am EDT
  • 3am PDT

The Eco Lifestyle expansion pack can be found in EA’s Origin store and it’ll cost you £34.99 / $39.99 /39.99€.

Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle gameplay trailer

While the reveal trailer is very short, there are some details on what to expect from Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle. Here are just some of the things we saw in the trailer:

  • New careers: Civil Designer, Freelance Crafter, and more.
  • New hobbies such as making artisan candles, concocting fizzy drinks and raising insects as an alternative food source.
  • The Civil Designer can use a fabricator to craft new inventions.
  • Artisan candles made by your Sims will shrink over time when lit and can be sold in shops owned by your Sims.
  • You can also carve vertical meat. We presuming it’s lab grown as it’s tagged as “labmeat” on the GIF image, but I have many questions about the storage method.
  • Create your very own eco-friendly community in Evergreen Harbor. You can set up a voting board and establish Neighbourhood Action Plans.
  • Convince other Sims to create a community space. This can be a garden or a “maker space”.
  • You can also now build houses out of shipping containers.

  • Neglecting the environment allows junk and pollution to rise. You can counter this by collecting junk and use machines to crush junk into small cubes. New inventions can also get rid of pollution.
  • You can upcycle clothing and furniture, or dive into bins to grab thrown away objects to make stuff out of them.
  • Keeping your neighbourhood clean for long enough will make the northern lights appear.
  • Produce your own electricity with windmills and solar panels that can be placed wherever you want.
  • You can now make a living roof and have more materials to use to make your own eco-friendly house. You can even grow your own food in vertical gardens.
  • Your Sims can woohoo in a dumpster. I’m not sure why anyone would do that.

That’s all we have for Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle, but there’s plenty of stuff on our YouTube channel on The Sims 4, from speed builds to what we think of previous DLC packs for the game. There’s even stuff there for those that want to mod the game.

Do also check out the rest of our guides for The Sims 4. The Sims 4 packs guide has all the information on what’s in every other DLC pack released so far. The Sims 4 skills guide contains a comprehensive list of all of the skills that are available for the game and what they do. We also have a list of codes for those looking for The Sims 4 cheats. Finally, if you’re starting out with the Discover University expansion, we have both a guide on getting your Sim a degree and how to make them join the secret society. Check out The Sims 4 university guide and The Sims 4 secret society guide guide respectively.

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