Following the premature unveiling of The Sims 4: Discover University (most likely due to the accidental leaks by retailers and speculation from eager Simmers!), EA has now made its next Sims expansion official and well, arguably the most anticipated expansion of the entire Sims 4 catalogue is now available in its full glory.
Discover University is, believe it or not, all about the student life, with players first needing to decide whether their Sims will attend the historical University of Britechester or the considerably more modern Foxbury Institute in their search for higher education.
Sims can either live on-campus or further afield (those needing to travel can take advantage of the expansion’s new mode of transport – bikes), and Discover University will incorporate the usual array of decorative items and furniture – including many different types of posters and a few varieties of mini-fridges – to ensure that your dorm room feels just like home away from home, or at least as close as University can get.
Once the school day begins, Sims can attend lectures, write term papers, and give presentations – and those that exceed in their studies will benefit later in life. EA explains that classes – which range from the more traditional likes of biology and computer science, all the way to villainy – will affect Sims’ final grades and influence their future career performance.
Some other features that were recently revealed in the official Sims 4 live stream include:
Settle into School – Welcome to Britechester! Begin a new chapter for your Sim when they enroll in the historical University of Britechester or modern Foxbury Institute. Live in a dorm room or off-campus, explore Britechester on a bicycle, spend time in the student commons, and have a study session at the library. Cheer on the student body at a school spirit event and wear school colours to show your Sim’s pride.
Stay Classy – Sims enrol in the University that piques their interest, finding classes in biology, computer science, art history, and even villainy. Attend a lecture or work on term papers and presentations – the more your Sim learns, the better they will be in careers like teaching, law, and engineering. Going to classes or blowing them off will affect your Sim’s grades, so time management is a must.
Meet, Mingle, and Explore – How your Sim embraces college life is up to them. They can study all night to complete homework or chill out and sleep in. And, with activities like juice pong, juggling a soccer ball, and hanging out with roommates, taking a break has never been so fun! Plus, your Sim can join school organisations like robotics, debate, art, or even a mysterious secret society. As the school year progresses, Sims become their best selves and discover who they are meant to be.
Express Your Campus Style – Make your Sim’s space cozy with dorm room décor that reflects their personality with objects like posters and a mini-fridge. Then, develop their personal style in any way you choose – whether wearing late-for-class sweatpants or their best-self slacks, there’s always a way to show school spirit or impress a classmate.
Extra-Curricular Activities: You know what they say about all work and no play, right? When your Sims aren’t burning the midnight oil studying for a big exam, they might want to try out some juice pong, hang out with their roommates, or maybe join school organisations like robotics, debate, or art. The campus rumour mill also claims there’s a mysterious secret society on the lookout for new members, but we wouldn’t know anything about that (wink wink).
The first day of classes is right around the corner; in the meantime remember to connect with future classmates on The Sims 4 Forums.