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The Sims 4 Island Living Expansion Trailer Revealed at EA Play

The Sims 4 reveals a new expansion titled Island Living at EA PLAY 2019, featuring beaches, new jobs, volcanoes, and much more.

June 8, 2019

Endcapping EA Play 2019, publisher Electronic Arts debuted some new updates for The Sims 4 — notably a brand new expansion pack that will focus on sun, sand, and sea. Titled Island Living, hardcore fans of the game will be able to visit an island for some fun vacation vibes. Even better, you don’t have to wait too long for it. The Sims 4: Island Living will make its way to both PC and consoles within the next couple of months.

Starting off The Sims 4 section of EA PLAY 2019, The Sims 4: Island Living will have some brand new things unseen in previous titles or expansions. This includes open-water environments and activities–believe it or not, you were never able to enter “open water” (as compared to a pool) and swim, jetski, etc. Or you can befriend a dolphin, despite their track record of committing crimes. But hey, we aren’t your boss and can’t pick your friends.


On the other end, there is a taste of apocalyptic. On the island is a live volcano that you can decide to live by. However, wary gamers may note that this may lead to debris and lava getting a bit too close for comfort.

On the beach, players can build sandcastles, get sunburnt, and more beach-front activity. The island will terraform over time; if you take care of the island and ocean around you, the island will thrive along with its ecosystem. This means more lush greenery and butterflies. Oh, and you can create a mermaid.

As mentioned above, the game will be coming to PC and consoles in the next two months in a tiered approach. For PC and Mac players, you can start playing this on June 21, 2019. Meanwhile, console players can head to the island on July 16, 2019.

Check out the reveal trailer for The Sims 4: Island Living below — which has hopefully improved since we last reviewed it. If you are a hardcore game who hasn’t managed to buy the title yet and didn’t grab it for free, you can grab a digital code on Amazon.

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Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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