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Sims 4 goes back to school

With the new Sims 4 Discovery University expansion pack launching next month, players can now send their Sims on an academic journey.



Electronic Arts and Maxis have announced The Sims 4 Discover University expansion pack is coming to PC and Mac on 15 November and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 17 December. It introduces a new chapter for Sims, where they can enrol in their dream school and take classes in engineering, education or law, decorate their dorm room to feel like home, dabble in extracurricular activities, and make memories with new friends.

“Easily the most requested piece of content by our players, we’re excited to reveal The Sims 4 Discover University and can’t wait for everyone to make the world of Britechester their classroom,” says Michael Duke, Senior Producer of The Sims 4. “Players can have their Sims live out whatever college experience they choose and create unique memories during an opportunistic chapter of their lives. They can enrol in classes that pique their interest, whether that is biology, computer science, art history or even villainy. 

“Players could set up their Sims for success and join a study group with friends or hit the snooze button and miss their morning lecture. They can also enjoy extracurricular activities such as joining college organisations and attending school spirit events.”

The Sims 4 Discover University introduces the world of Britechester and two new schools for Sims to pursue their higher education: the historical University of Britechester for arts and humanities majors, and the modern Foxbury Institute for careers in science and technology fields.

Both campuses offer a variety of new experiences that prepare Sims for the real world with new career tracks in teaching, law, and engineering. This helps them excel in the existing career paths they have chosen in the base game. Players can choose how Sims embrace college life, how often they attend class and study hard to keep their grades up or choose to skip class to hang out with friends instead.

The expansion also introduces a range of new activities and items to help Sims settle into life as a student. Sims can join school organizations like robotics, debate, art, or a mysterious secret society, and show off their school spirit at special events. 

Players can customise their Sims’ new digs, whether they’re living in a dorm or off-campus, with new décor like posters or a mini-fridge and transform the space into their own personal haven.

As Sims start this new chapter in their lives in The Sims 4 Discover University, they’ll have plenty to learn both inside and outside of the classroom.