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The Sims 4 comes to consoles in November

First console release for The Sims since 2010

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The Sims 4 will make its console launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Nov. 17, Electronic Arts said today.

Launched on Windows PC back in 2014, The Sims 4 will be the first console release for the main franchise since The Sims 3 launched on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii in 2010.

Our review of The Sims 4 praised the game for its accessibility and streamlined design tool sets, for both Sims and their homes. We were disappointed by the experiences it provided for Sims at launch, though that has been buttressed by three expansions and numerous content packs since.

The Sims 4 will deliver periodic game update and additional content releases after launch, EA said in a statement. Those who pre-order it will get the "Perfect Patio Stuff" pack that includes outdoor hot tubs for Sim living, among other things. A deluxe Party Edition adds even more outdoor accoutrements and will be delivered Nov. 14.

Subscribers to EA Access on Xbox One can play The Sims 4 free from Nov. 9 to Nov. 17. Their progress will carry over to the main game should they choose to purchase the full title.

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