A genre not typically represented well on console are simulations. Well those hoping for a port of The Sims will only have to wait a little while longer. The Sims 4 will be releasing on the Xbox One on November 17th. EDIT: The announcement for some reason didn’t state that Sims 4 was also coming to PS4 on the same day. It has been confirmed.
There is a deluxe version that will offer 3 day early access (and thus launches on the 14th) as well. Here are the details which seem to be pretty standard:
Pre-order and get The Sims™ 4 Perfect Patio Stuff featuring hot tubs, more fashion, and bonus décor!*
Enjoy the power to create and control people in a virtual world where there are no rules. Express your creativity as you customize your Sims’ distinct appearances and unique personalities. Choose their fashions, select their hairstyles, and give them life aspirations. Effortlessly build your Sims the perfect homes with the all-new room-based Build Mode, choosing your favorite designs and décor. Develop your Sims’ relationships, pursue new careers, and shape the rich and entertaining moments of their lives. Explore beautiful worlds with unique environments and travel to neighborhoods where you can visit venues and meet other interesting Sims. Be powerful and free, have fun, and play with life!
CREATE UNIQUE SIMS
Create a variety of unique Sims with distinct appearances, big personalities, and all-new emotions.
BUILD THE PERFECT HOME
Effortlessly build and design homes for your Sims using the new room-based Build Mode.
EXPLORE VIBRANT WORLDS
Travel between worlds, explore unique neighborhoods, and discover interesting venues.
PLAY WITH LIFE
Control the rich and entertaining moments of your Sims’ lives from their relationships to their careers.
This is surprising but welcome news and we hope more simulations games make their way to consoles in the future. We’ll see how many players pick this up on Xbox One as that will likely play a role in determining if more of these titles come down the road. We’ll let you know as we learn more!