Together with the software startup Overwolf, The Sims 4 is working to establish a central hub for all user-created material and modifications known as “mods.” During the Behind the Sims Summit, VP of franchise creative Lyndsay Pearson made the announcement of the partnership between the two companies.
For years, The Sims™ community has been expanded by modders and custom content creators. We are taking a big step forward in recognizing and celebrating modder contributions. For the first time in our history, we’ll have a destination for The Sims 4 players to download mods and user-generated content. This will come to life through our new collaboration with Overwolf, on their mod manager and discovery platform for user-generated content, CurseForge. The platform is a moderated, curated space for users and creators to manage The Sims 4 mods and user-generated content.
If you aren’t familiar with mods or custom content the most important thing to know is that they are fan created gameplay options or items like furniture and clothing that you can add into The Sims 4 to expand and change your game.
The Sims Resource and Mod the Sims are two prominent websites that compile a list of the greatest Sims 4 mods for players, but up until now, users have been required to locate the best Sims 4 mods on their own. It is still unknown how this new platform will operate, but it is highly likely that it will take the shape of an in-game asset that will enable you to download mods and user-created content straight into the game. Since Simmers almost always create and distribute mods for no charge, we won’t have any more information until the winter holidays, but let’s keep our fingers crossed that Electronic Arts does not try to make money off of them. Pearson has given their word that the new system will host material produced by well-known creators such as Hey Harrie.