Rachel Franklin spoke to Polygon about the next instalment in The Sims franchise, The Sims 4!

The addition of multitasking isn’t the only change coming to the sims with The Sims 4. Perhaps the biggest change is the ability to directly effect a sims emotions.


The emotional gameplay was driven by the idea that in real life emotions impact the way people act and perform in every aspect of their lives.

“If I’m in a terrible emotional state I’m not going to perform as well,” Franklin said. “If I’m inspired and driven, I’m going to do my job better and it’s going to help.

“This dimension adds a layer of humanity to our game.”

While emotional gameplay was demonstrated during Electronic Arts’ press conference at Gamescom, the demo wasn’t a typical example of the way it works, Franklin said.

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