The Sims 4 now has Kits, which makes it feel like microtransactions are back

The Sims 4 has just introduced Kits, which are like… even smaller Stuff Packs. When it comes to new content in The Sims 4, I have learnt a cardinal lesson, thanks to living with someone who is very much into the game. There are Game Packs and Stuff Packs and generally, my wife disappears down a rabbit hole for a few weeks, with new stories to tell me about her time in the game. On the other hand, when Stuff Packs come out, she is excited about a new couch or a cute outfit or something for exactly…. one night before getting bored of there not being anything new to do in the game.

This cadence has been around since The Sims 4 dropped, but I remember a darker time before that. During The Sims 3, there was a store, a veritable boutique of things for your Sims and their houses that would make like better, or cuter, or whatever. Sometimes I wondered where more time was spent: the game’s store of virtual furniture and knickknacks, or the game itself. Honestly, I thought we had left that behind. Now it feels like it might be making its return, just this time called Kits.

So far there are only three Kits – Bust the Dust, Country Kitchen and Throwback Fit – but who knows if this is just a scouting unit ahead of the main charge? The Kits are available now on PC, Xbox or PlayStation if you want a vacuum cleaner or something.

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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