It’s very possible that the newest expansion coming to The Sims 4 could be about farming, due to the clues given in a newly-released postcard. Whilst gardening has been a feature in all games, and The Sims 3 Store included a chicken coop, cow, and even a drivable tractor, no entire farming packs have ever been released – but is that all about to change? Could it really be that a farming expansion is coming to The Sims 4?
On June 7, a postcard was sent out by The Sims team, announcing that a trailer was going to drop on Thursday, June 10, 8 am PT on The Sims’ official YouTube channel. Other details of the postcard included a picture of a countryside scene, with the words “Greetings from Henford-on-Bagley” on it. On the other side of the postcard was some cryptic wording. It mentioned players enjoying “the quaint countryside life”, as well as a garden stall.
The latter part of the postcard stated that a “worldwide tourism video for Henford-on-Bagley” was also going to premiere on June 10 at 8 am PT on the official YouTube channel. On the postcard, there was a drawing of a gnome with flowers on its hat, standing next to a mushroom. Could this be an indication for a new farming expansion pack?
Not long ago, EA unveiled a “Summer of Sims”, which was an overview of content being released and events that would happen over the coming weeks.
— The Sims (@TheSims) May 17, 2021
Firstly, the fourth game kit pack, The Sims 4: Courtyard Oasis, was released, followed very recently by the latest game pack, The Sims 4: Dream Home Decorator. This was outlined in the “Summer of Sims” overview. Also included was a new expansion pack. Specifically, it stated, “Bond with nature in this charming new expansion pack.” This latest announcement from EA must be what this postcard is all about if it’s talking about the countryside and garden stalls. But what exactly is the new expansion pack going to be? It could very well be the farming DLC that fans of The Sims series have been asking for.
Worlds set in the countryside (or at least including some countryside setting) have already been included in The Sims 4, including Windenburg (The Sims 4: Get Together expansion pack) and Brindleton Bay (The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs expansion pack). Also, gardening is already a feature that has been in The Sims 4 since it was first released back in 2014, and with The Sims 4: Seasons expansion pack, a new gardening career was introduced, along with a Flower Arranging skill. So what’s this new expansion pack all about? Is it really to do with farming, or is it something else entirely?
The only way to find out for sure is to drop in on The Sims’ official YouTube channel on Thursday 10 June, 8 am PT, unless EA drops some further cryptic clues for eager Sims players before then.