The Sims 4 gameplay trailer is emotionally manipulative

Word may have leaked out early, but EA went ahead with its big The Sims 4 reveal at Gamescom today. We already knew that it's trying to make sims more emotional, but now we have a gameplay trailer demonstrating that, as well as showing off the fancy new character creator, and, er, having sex in a space-rocket.

According to EA, the virtual people now act because of, and in reaction to, emotions. "Because players are in control of life's triumphs and failures, life's moments make stories richer, Sims more relatable and their homes more personal," it says. What tragic deaths we shall cause.

The Sims 4 is coming to PC and Mac in 2014 and no, it won't force you online.

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