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The Sims 4 announces Growing Together expansion pack

On Thursday, Maxis Studios and EA Games announced a new expansion pack for The Sims 4, called Growing Together. This expansion focuses on building a family for your Sims and will be available on March 16. This is an exciting new addition following the announcement that The Sims 4 will now include transgender body and clothing options.

Now, you may be wondering how this expansion pack differs from the regular life cycle of your Sims. After all, it’s fairly standard in The Sims 4 to have your virtual people get together and build families. The Sims 4 Growing Together introduces a new infant life stage that players will start their Sims in. From here, you’ll watch them grow and experience different family dynamics within your household. You will grow up, experience important milestones alongside your Sims family, and eventually grow old.

The new infant life stage will be available in both the paid expansion and free base update, with players being able to make and modify infant characters in the Create-A-Sim menu. Players on the base update will also be able to adopt infants, age them up from newborn to infant to toddler, put them down for naps, change their diapers, and more. The expansion is also adding new infant milestones, and infants will be able to express their emotions, wants, and needs. Eighteen new infant quirks will also be introduced, which will impact your babies’ behavior and make them unique. Some of these include Self-soother, Early Rise, Messy Eater, Frequently Hiccups, Gassy, Good Appetite, Snuggly Sleeper, Happy Spitter, Free-Air Tinkler, and others.

The Sims 4 Growing Together takes place in the Bayfront town of San Sequoia. It’s a very family-friendly area, with plenty of outdoor spaces for kids to play or hold family gatherings. There are three neighborhoods in San Sequoia: the residential Hopewell Hills, Anchorpoint Wharf, and Gilbert Gardens. Your Sims families will be able to take walks around the Gilbert Gardens lake or go fishing there, check out a movie at the refurbished theater on the wharf, play in the splashpad area, get children’s books at the library, and more.

Ty Galiz-Rowe

Ty is Gayming Magazine's deputy editor and esports expert.