The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle Will Embrace Sustainable Living This June

Thursday, May 7th, 2020 7:23 am

The expansion will focus on green living and upcycling.

This June, The Sims 4 will receive its next major expansion called Eco Lifestyle. It will take players to a new city — Evergreen Harbor — where they’ll be able to improve the in-game world (or not) with a focus on sustainable living.

In the Eco Lifestyle expansion, you’ll be able to customize your home with items such as wind turbines, solar panels, dew collectors, vertical gardens, and living rooftops. You can also go dumpster diving to find various materials, including crafting ingredients like dyes. Plus, you’ll have the choice of choosing a new career as a “Freelance Crafter.”

As you play, you’ll be able to interact with the Voting Board to help your community decide on a new “Neighborhood Action Plan” each week. Throughout it all, your actions will determine how “green” Evergreen Harbor becomes.

The game’s official website describes how your actions will affect Evergreen Harbor:

“Every decision you make – what power sources you rely on, how you design your home, and which Neighborhood Action Plans you vote for – influences the state of the world, from smoggy skies to crystal-clear water. If you don’t take action, you might see nature retreat as junk accumulates around town. On the other hand, buildings bloom with more flora and green when trash is picked up and lots are kept clean.”

The Eco Lifestyle expansion will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac on June 5 for $39.99. It’s available to pre-order now on Xbox One, PC, and Mac. You’ll need to own The Sims 4 to play the Eco Lifestyle expansion.

The Sims 4 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB, with Content Descriptors for “Crude Humor,” “Sexual Themes,” and “Violence.” While the majority of the game is fairly innocent (you create characters and take care of their needs and wants), the game does allow you — for instance — to enter romantic relationships with other in-game characters and even have children. You can visit the ESRB’s website to see the game’s full rating summary.

To learn more about The Sims 4 and the Eco Lifestyle expansion, head over to EA’s website.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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