The Sims 4 is an upcoming life simulation game. It will be the fourth installment in The Sims series. Its release date is September 2, 2014.
Players control their own Sims' activities and relationships in a manner similar to real life. The gameplay is open-ended and does not have a defined goal. New to this iteration, Sims will be able to do multiple tasks at once, such as talking and strolling at the same time. Traits, actions, and social conduct combine to influence the emotions, personality, and later actions of Sims. Emotional state is reflected in the user interface and in the Sims' expressions. Characters with a higher skill set can mentor peers with lower skills to provide faster skill leveling.
The Create a Sim tool has been redesigned to allow manipulation of Sims' physical features by clicking and dragging the body part. The ability to customize a Sim's voice, walking style, and preset a clothing style has been added. Combinations of traits aggregate to create a hidden trait that is available to only Sims with that set of traits.