The Sims 4 announced a new type of DLC called Kits on Tuesday. These are a sort of trimmed down version of a Stuff Pack, designed to fill the gap while players are waiting for the release of the bulkier packs like Stuff, Game or Expansion Packs.
Three new Sims 4 Kits, Throwback Fit, Country Kitchen and Bust the Dust all launched at the same time, each offering a distinct element in the three key areas of The Sims 4 – gameplay, Create-a-Sim and Build/Buy.
There have been mixed reactions to the release of these Kits, but that’s an article for another day. For now, we’re going to run through some of the questions Sim Gurus have answered about the new Sims 4 Kits.
These questions and answers are mostly sourced from Twitter, but some were also answered during the surprise live stream which followed the release of these Kits.
One of the biggest questions if whether these Kits will have an impact on the way existing DLC content is released. Because of the naming convention of these Kits – they use the prefix SP which is usually reserved for Stuff Packs – it was not clear whether these would be a new version of sorts, especially with the recently released Stuff Packs offering substantial features. All that and more have been answered below.
Sims 4 Kits FAQ: Sim Gurus’ responses
Q: Will there be any supplementary Kits released alongside Game Packs or Expansion Packs (like with My First Pet Stuff)?
A: Kits will not be made to supplement other Packs. Kits will have standalone themes.
Q: Is there a chance that these Kits could be released in collaboration with custom content creators in the future?
A: Nothing to announce right now, but I personally think that’s a cool idea. (Sim Guru Frost).
Q: Can the dust gameplay be controlled by ways other than cleaning?
A: Yes, you can turn the dust feature on and off in the game options menu – similar to the way Eco Lifestyle handles voting and Eco Footprints.
Q: What about cross-pack integration?
A: There is already some of that – the Robo vacuum will vacuum properly with the Bust the Dust Kit, for example.
Q: Will the Kits affect the releases of Expansions, Game Packs and Stuff Packs as we are used to?
A: Kits have zero impact on the release of other Packs. Also, Kits will not be made to supplement other Packs. Kits will have standalone themes.
Q: How often will Sims 4 Kits be released?
A: We don’t have an exact release schedule for Kits, however, they will be more frequent than Packs and should keep the content feeling fresh and new.
Q: Will Kits always be released as triplets or will there always more than one Sims 4 Kit released at a time?
A: We released all three Kits today to show everyone the variety and versatility but we will likely only release one at a time moving forward.
Q: Will there be a bundle option for Kits when there is a sale on Sims 4 content?
A: No announcements on any kind of bundle option. If that changes it’ll be announced on @TheSims
Q: Are World Kits a possibility?
A: The possibilities of what Kits can offer are still being explored.
Q: Will Kits impact what is being released in base game updates?