It looks like The Sims Studio has made it a lot easier for you to customise your sims with the new Sims 4 Create a Sim studio, allowing you to make each person much more unique than previous Sims games.
“Create and control the most intelligent and relatable Sims ever with new intuitive design tools. Customise your Sims’ appearances personalities aspirations walk styles and even their relationship to others”, explains the official Sims 4 website.
From the gameplay trailer released in August, the Sims 4’s Create a Sim studio will let you click directly on your Sim to change and tweak their body contours and facial features. Gone are the sliders of the Sims 3, instead you’ll only need to push and pull on the areas you want to change.
This isn’t just for larger body parts either, you can go down to fine details like the shape of your Sim’s eyes, nose and mouth, just to make sure you can get as close to the Sim you want as possible.
Aside from the way they look, you can also be more specific when developing your Sims’ personalities, right down to their voices and the way they move.
“We’ve completely reinvented our technology so that Create A Sim is tactile, more intuitive and much more powerful,” said Ryan Vaughan, Producer on The Sims 4.
Although there are quick push and pull options for larger scale modifications for your Sims, you can also enter “Detail Mode”, where specific regions are highlighted to let you make smaller, more precise tweaks to faces and bodies.
This will let you bring out more of your Sims’ specific personalities it seems, even down to the amount of wrinkles or laughter lines they have.
Building on the Create A Sim of The Sims 3, the new version lets you add layers of accessories, different clothes and much more realistic makeup. Of course, The Sims 4 also lets you add tattoos to your Sims.
If you’re not feeling that creative and want to make a quick Sim, The Sims 4 Create A Sim has a new feature called Styled Looks, which offers a range of pre-set outfits and styles for you to choose from.
Personality Traits and Lifetime Goals from The Sims 3 are re-introduced with The Sims 4, although from the looks of the latest video, you may only get to choose three Traits rather than the original five, but this may change when the game launches later this year.
However, once you pick your Sim’s lifetime goal, it does unlock an additional Trait such as Gregarious or Quick Learner.