EA Play adds life to The Sims 3 this (northern) spring with the Generations Expansion pack, letting players explore the stages of virtual life on a much deeper level than ever before.
With the Generations Expansion, childhood and the teenage years become much more than stepping stones toward adulthood in The Sims 3. Children will be able to take dance classes, bring their imaginary friends to life, and hang out in themed treehouses. Teens can pull pranks, reign over their prom, or throw bashes at their house while their parents are out of town.
The new life stage events being introduced in Generations extend into adulthood. Players will be able to plan elaborate weddings complete with bachelor and bachelorette parties, or go through a mid-life crisis, dying their hair and buying that expensive compensative sports car they always wanted.
"The Sims 3 Generations includes new gameplay experiences and content that our community has been requesting for years including bunk beds, expansive weddings, midlife crises and more," said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio at EA. "Imagine booby trapping a friend's toilet or turning your imaginary friend into a real person, throwing bachelor or bachelorette parties, all to spend your elder Sims years reminiscing about the past."
Yes, even the elderly Sims are accounted for. A new photography system will preserve their memories throughout the virtual years, uploading images to TheSims3.com. Later in life, your slowly dying fake people will be able to fondly recall the highlights of their lives. Perhaps they'll flash before their eyes when they die.
It's not the Sims 3 Sociopath expansion I was hoping for, but it'll do. Look for Generations in coming months for the PC and Mac.