It’s an exciting time for fans of The Sims, as an upcoming livestream held by developer Maxis staff will explain what is currently happening in the world of The Sims 4. The team has announced terrain tools, new careers, and teased upcoming content like cars and garages on previous streams, and the next one should answer a lot of other burning fan questions.
Fans expect to hear about what expansions are coming next, what items they can buy for their Sims, and whether there are any fun new careers coming out ... especially because it’s been four months since the most recent expansion, Get Famous, was released.
The stream might also have an answer as to why Maxis’s staff have apparently all been inducted into some sort of sky cult.
Usually, a livestream announcement might be met with some very tepid or tame tweets from staff teasing what’s coming. Instead, we’re getting ... well, this:
ŦĦ€ ΜØŦĦ€Ř ҜŇØŴŞ ΔŁŁ ĐØ ŇØŦ Ř€ŞIŞŦ Ħ€Ř— Aaron Houts (@SimGuruHouts) February 19, 2019
“ŦĦ€ ΜØŦĦ€Ř ҜŇØŴŞ ΔŁŁ ĐØ ŇØŦ Ř€ŞIŞŦ Ħ€Ř” is an odd thing to tweet under basically any circumstance. I cannot think of a single time in which you might want to tweet that, or encourage people to “ĴØIŇ UŞ IŇ ŦĦ€ ĆŘΔŦ€Ř”
ĴØIŇ UŞ IŇ ŦĦ€ ĆŘΔŦ€Ř— SimGuruNick (@SimGuruNick) February 19, 2019
Not all of the Sims Gurus, the community managers who chat on Twitter, seem to be infected. In fact, some of them seem as concerned as we are. Sim Guru Lynsday noted that “The gurus are acting stranger than usual...” and speculated it is a proximity based infection that is spreading around their cubes.
The gurus are acting stranger than usual...— Lyndsay (@SimGuruLyndsay) February 19, 2019
I don't know - I just recently moved to a new desk and maybe that was a good thing... it seems to be spreading around their cubes.— Lyndsay (@SimGuruLyndsay) February 19, 2019
ŁØØK ŦØ ŦĦ€ ŞK¥ IŦ Ŵ€ŁĆØΜ€Ş UŞ ΔŁŁ— SimGuruNick (@SimGuruNick) February 19, 2019
These are some pretty ominous hints as to what might be coming up in the future of The Sims 4. Most recently, we had an expansion centered around getting famous, but previous additions to the game have added aliens and vampires to the cast of Sims you can meet and create in the world. Now that there’s a supernatural baseline, we might be seeing that lore expanded.
This wouldn’t be unprecedented in The Sims history. Strangetown, a pre-made neighborhood in The Sims 2, was an alien-heavy, Area 51-inspired little town. Strangetown featured in the mobile Sims titles on the Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, and PlayStation Portable. Strangetown was apparently named for a Wild West Sheriff named Paul Strange, and since its settlement, abductions occurred ... with victims including Bella Goth, who’s been around in the franchise since the first title.
Anyways, it’s probably fine, and we shouldn’t worry about it. Just proceed to the crater and look to the sky. It’ll be awesome, and we should all do it.