The Sims 4 was shown at gamescom with EA's Rachel Franklin stating the series has been"reinvented" with emotional gameplay - exploring the gambit of human emotions with new creative tools and dynamic gameplay, which will "effect the mind, body and heart" of players' sims with more meaning and making them more personal than ever before.
The reveal trailer shown on stage is below along with the press release.
Franklin showed off the various tools players can use to basically "draw a sim by hand." She also used a possible scenario in which two male sims were vying for the affection of a female. This segment was demonstration of the new emotional aspects to sims creation.
Emotions will not only affect the gameplay as it happens, but on down the line as well in the game when the sims meet up again.
Even the way the way houses are built can create emotional reactions. The decorations, the furniture, all affect emotions as various contents within the environment can simulate various emotional responses.
The Sims 4 is now available for pre-order.