After weeks of speculation following an accidental (or was it?) leak of the new Sims 4 game pack icon, the new Sims 4 game pack has finally been announced. It is, as many suspected, inspired by Star Wars Galaxy Edge – as in the theme park.
Officially called The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu, the new Sims 4 game pack will be released on 8 September 2020.
The reveal was made at gamescom 2020 live on Thursday night. The official description on the Sims 4 site doesn’t reveal too much about what to expect from the game play, it largely seems like it will be based around a sort of “story” world that is game within the game.
The Sims 4: Journey to Batuu game play features
*These are taken from the official Sims 4 site verbatim,
Your Sims are definitely not at home anymore. From the Millennium Falcon to the bustling cantina and unique attire of Batuu, Sims will be surrounded by the iconic sights and sounds of Star Wars. Socialize with the alien locals to truly understand why Batuu is unlike any other planet. When your Sim returns home, bring back new decor and recipes inspired by your travels, play a game of sabacc, or host a playful lightsaber training session
The Resistance, First Order, and scoundrels are fighting to control Batuu, but your Sims’ actions determine who will succeed. As Sims undertake challenges and special missions, you’ll tip the balance of power. Your influence not only changes the world, but also unlocks rewards like starfighter access, new outfits, and critical missions on Batuu. And who knows? Maybe you’ll find your Batuuan special someone!
Completing missions earns your Sim reputation points, and as you rack them up, you get closer and closer to meeting the leaders of the forces on Batuu. The possibilities shift depending on your Sim’s actions—will you choose to support Kylo Ren in his efforts to uncover the Resistance base, or will you join Rey and Vi Moradi in the fight against the First Order? Whichever path your Sim chooses, Hondo Ohnaka and his scoundrels are always there if you need a few extra galactic credits
Explore Batuu to find kyber crystals and hilts for the most coveted Star Wars™ artifact: a lightsaber. Collect every piece to construct a blade that’s all your own. Then invite other Sims to spar in lightsaber challenges! Or visit the Droid Depot and purchase your very own droid to help you on your adventures… and maybe zap a few Sims here and there to distract them. You can even bring your droid friend home with you so you always have that plus-one for parties!
Sims 4: Journey to Batuu video trailer