The Sims 4 update throws a pool party

If the main focus of The Sims 4 is socialization, it only makes sense that they'd move towards pool parties, right?

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The Sims know how to party, so it would only make sense that they'd look to one of the ultimate ways to get down for the next Sims 4 update. Nothing says 'party' quite like a pool. Yesterday, EA and Maxis deployed the latest update for their social simulation, adding some bug fixes, while also tossing in pools to help get those all-night pool parties started.

Pools can be built either in yards or on rooftops, if your Sim is particularly affluent. Of course, that also means that there are new ways for Sims to die. Make sure they don't go overboard and wind up drowning. Pool accidents are now on the table and Sims that suffer mishaps around bodies of water will approach them with extra caution in the future, whether they're alive or dead.

Those looking to update their game are instructed to jump on Origin or enable auto-updates. Check out the full patch notes here.

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    November 5, 2014 11:15 AM

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      November 5, 2014 11:19 AM

      Finally! Rich people houses just don't look right without a pool.

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      November 5, 2014 11:19 AM

      Not to be too cynical, but is it possible pools were planed for a paid expansion/some kind of DLC and those plans were changed after some of the reactions the Sims 4 got at release? Seems like an odd thing to be "patched" in.

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        November 5, 2014 11:22 AM

        Even if that was the plan I'd be okay with it. Adding stuff in for free is pretty cool and if they had originally intended to sell it, at least they listened to feedback and saw that it's not gonna be accepted by the fans.

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      November 5, 2014 11:25 AM

      As someone who's been replaying the sims 3 a lot lately that big open world is a much bigger deal than swimming pools