If you would rather read through the VIP Announcement Call for The Sims 4 that was held earlier today, you can now do that thanks to a translation provided by TheSimSupply!
Hi everybody, thanks Nicole, I am so excited to talk to you guys today, and to welcome each of you into our inner circle here at Maxis, because you guys are our VIPs. You are the ones that made The Sims 3 a wonderful demonstration of player driven creativity, and so I’m here to give big news today, and like we mentioned we’ve seen speculation on the internet over the weekend. There’s tonnes of theories about what we’re announcing today but you are the first people to hear the news. Today in just under 3 hours we’re formally announcing that we’re developing The Sims 4.
The Sims is fuelled by the passion and creativity of our millions of fans around the world and we make The Sims because of you guys. It’s your continued devotion to The Sims that inspires us everyday and gets us here on the team at The Sims Studio creative. We’re working hard to make The Sims 4 the best Sims game yet, and we’re looking to bring the biggest critical components to the dev process which is you. So we are relying on your passion and expertise to help us make The Sims 4 even better. And our plan is to bring each of you into the mix early and often so that you have insider access to the game that we’re making. And I want to make it clear right now, that with The Sims, it’s fans first, all the way. In fact we have not yet spoken to the press, you are the first people in the entire world to find out more about the team making The Sims 4 as well as our vision for the game.
So first of all, I want to tell you about the Team behind the scenes. We have over 100 people working on The Sims 4 and many of them are the names that you recognise from The Sims 3. So some of them are even members that extend all the way back to the first Sims. One of our producers is Lyndsay Pearson and she’s been with The Sims Studio for 10 years now, she’s worked on a variety of The Sims projects from the original Sims to The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 and Lyndsay’s been a key driver behind not only The Sims base games but subsequent expansion and stuff packs as well. And we just feel so lucky to have her on this team. Our audio maestro is Robby Cocker and I hope you all know his name because he’s been with The Sims since the very beginning. Robbie was one of the original creators of Simlish, which I think is the coolest thing ever, and he’s just such a cool guy. And it’s Robbie more than anyone else who’s helped shape the sound of our in-game language and music and I can’t wait to hear what new sounds he’s going to be making for The Sims 4.