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The Sims 4 E3 2014 Presentation Shows Sims with More Emotional Depth

— June 10, 2014 — Life-Stages
Yesterday,a press conference from EA ahead of E3 2014 revealed some new information on The Sims 4, the newest iteration of the wacky simulation game. Although there have been a few teasers on the new and intuitive Character Creator and Build Mode, Executive Producer Rachel Franklin showed off a little more about the stories you'll be able tell with these new Sims.

The biggest difference is the emotional depth that you'll be able to bring to the game. As Franklin noted, players have previously been able to control the mind and body of a Sim, but the Sims 4 will let gamers tap into a Sim's emotions. The Sims 4 promises smarter Sims and weirder stories, demonstrated at the E3 2014 conference by a Sim who laughs himself to death. It was also announced that the game is set for a September 2nd release and The Sims 4 can now be pre-ordered online.

Photo Credit: Snooty Sims
Trend Themes
1. Emotional Simulation Games - Games with emotional depth and smarter character AI will become more prevalent, leading to a new era of immersive and engaging gameplay experiences.
2. Intuitive Character Creation - Game developers will continue to focus on improving character creation systems, giving players more control over the appearance and personality of their avatars.
3. Weird Storytelling - Players will increasingly seek out games that allow for more unusual and unpredictable stories, leading to a rise in games featuring unconventional narratives.
Industry Implications
1. Video Games - The video game industry will need to continue innovating in order to keep up with consumer demand for more immersive, emotionally resonant gaming experiences.
2. Artificial Intelligence - The development of AI for video game characters will continue to be an area of focus, with advances in behavioral and emotional AI having the potential to transform the industry.
3. Entertainment - As simulation games become more engaging and capable of telling deeper, more complex stories, they will increasingly compete with other forms of entertainment such as film and television.
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