Want more insight on Generations?  GamePlanet interviewed producer Ryan Vaughan to bring you just that!  Fans that were still counting on weather being a part of this pack, it’s time to drop your hopes – he pretty much walked around the question which is their way of basically telling us ‘No’.

GP: Many fans have been hoping for seasonal/weather effects and pets for the next Sims expansion. Will these be included in Generations? If not, why not?

Vaughan: The Sims 3 Generations focuses on the Sims themselves; who they are and how they interact with each other at different ages. For example, we really wanted the Child age of Sims to be about imagination and make believe; the things that are going on inside their mind, and not necessarily the outside world. Each life phase is defined by how Sims are feeling internally.

GP: Can you describe the celebrations and their function, are they more than “something to do”? Will there be any seasonal celebrations such as Halloween?

Vaughan: There are four new celebration types: Graduation Parties, Teen Parties, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, and new Wedding Ceremonies. Each new party type has tons of fun new interactions as well as some hilarious new functionality. You never know what might happen at a Teen or Bachelorette party!

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