The latest expansion to EA’s The Sims 4 is all about sustainable living. The Eco Lifestyle pack includes a bunch of new eco-friendly items designed to reduce the carbon footprint of your sims.
Taking place in a new world called Evergreen Harbor, players are encouraged to take the environment into consideration when living their sim’s lives this time around. Players will be able to produce their own electricity and water with wind turbines, solar panels, and dew collectors. Sims will even be able to grow their own food in an all new vertical garden feature.
All of these new features will have a positive influence on the neighbourhood, which is directly influenced by the actions you make. Too much pollution and Evergreen Harbor will become a smoggy, depressing place to live. When the pollution is reduced, the town will recover and burst back to life, with more flora and greenery growing all over the place.
“As Sims explore all of the environmentally conscious efforts that The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle has to offer, they’ll have plenty of opportunity to learn more about how to maintain a sustainable lifestyle and collaborate with the community to make the most out of the resources they have. Simmers will be surprised by what a positive effect they can have on their world once they start making the rules,” EA wrote.
Sims will even be able to dumpster dive to save some money and find key resources for crafting sellable items. Items found in the dumpsters can be fixed up and used in your own home. Re-purpose fabric, technology, and other materials to decorate your home and wardrobe.
The Eco Lifestyle pack is the 9th expansion to the series and will release on June 5 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.The expansion is available for pre-order on Origin PC and Xbox One now. You can check the site for a live countdown to the release of the pack.
If you are keen to get back into The Sims 4 before the new expansion release, the base game is currently available for only $5 on Amazon.