The gameplay features of The Sims 4 Growing Together have been revealed in a new trailer

Sims 4 revealed the gameplay features for the upcoming expansion pack Growing up together in a new trailer.

The next expansion is set to significantly improve the family experience, and this latest promotion – which can be viewed below and focuses on the new Michaelson family – gives a taste of what Simmers can expect.

Big new features include social compatibility and family dynamics:

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Family dynamics determines the type of relationship between two family members, with options such as “Close”, “Distant”, “Tough” and “Pranksters”.

The different dynamics result in different ways in which family members interact with each other, potentially leading to more nuanced family relationships. In theory, you’ll be able to decide how close the two siblings are and whether your spouse has a strained relationship with their in-laws.

the sims 4 grows together trailer


Meanwhile, social compatibility determines the natural chemistry that two Sims share. Good compatibility will make Sims click and get along with ease, while bad compatibility will make them more prone to conflict.

It’s about likes and dislikes – if Sims have similar interests, they’re more likely to match.

the sims 4 grows together trailer


At the same time, new milestones will be added that will mark the growth of a Sim – from falling in love as an adult to losing teeth as a child.

In-law visits are also teased in the trailer. The promo shows a grandpa appearing for a “temporary stay” and seeing his grandchildren, although full details on how this new feature works have yet to be revealed.

the sims 4 grows together trailer


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Indeed, it looks like all of this is just a glimpse of what’s in the new expansion. said SimGuruNova Twitter after releasing the trailer that there is “so much more” in the bundle, with “a few more features you all may not have noticed at first”.

We also didn’t take a full look at the expansion world, San Sequoia and the new districts.

Growing up togetherThe release next month will coincide with a major free update that will add the Baby Life Stage to the game for free – and the trailer shows the Baby Life gameplay and how the New Life Stage works with the new expansion systems.

The Sims 4 Co-Development will be released on March 16 for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S.

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