After the missteps with 2013's SimCity, EA Maxis look to be getting back on the right track with the forthcoming The Sims 4, with support for user content creation being deeply integrated into the game.
Sims fan site simsvip
outlines some details gleamed from a recent 'Creator's Camp' event hosted by Sims developers, suggesting that modding will be able to flourish in the next addition to the successful social simulator:
What to expect in The Sims 4
- Directory for Mods in the user data folder.
- Custom Content Technology Document with data formats that will help creators avoid conflict with what has been done in the game. This document will be expanded on as we go along.
- Dedicated Modding Section section on The Sims 4 Official Forums for feedback, discussion, and issues.
- Game options panel contains section for mods. (Script and Non-Script)
More coverage from The Sims 4 has also hit the intertubes today, and you can check out PC Gamer's hands-on footage embedded below.
The Sims 4 is due on PC and Mac on September 4th 2014.