Today brings the official reveal of “Kits” to The Sims 4! If you are familiar with downloading custom content from The Sims Resource, it’s similar to what we call a “set.”
This small format should, hopefully, allow for more targeted content to be released for what the game is lacking, and to also give us more frequent updates.
We can see how this could allow for smaller random ideas to come to fruition – such as the dirt and filth build-up from Bust The Dust. This kind of random one-off idea might miss a stuff pack (we’re looking at you, Laundry Day Stuff) but not be substantial enough to stand on its own, or require too much expansion to make into its own Stuff or Game pack.
Some kits – such as Bust The Dust – include limited objects, but instead add more gameplay. The other two starting kits appear to just be content-only.
There are currently three kits launching to start. This first batch consists of the Country Kitchen, Throwback Fit, and Bust The Dust. You’ll have to purchase each kit separately, though. Note that the price is $4.99 USD – with exchange rates, your local price may vary.
Along with this, a new “Kits” filter has also been added into the catalog filter with a purple cardboard box icon. Kits are not separated in the same way that Game, Stuff, and Expansion packs are. All kit items will appear under the single “Kit” filter. (For now, at least. We suspect this may change in time as more kits are released.)
The Country Kitchen includes 15 items, including counters, appliances, and decor all in a classic country style. (View on Origin)
Transform your Sim’s kitchen into the most charming part of their home with The Sims™ 4 Country Kitchen Kit*! From vintage refrigerators to casserole dishes, these Build/Buy objects offer a delightfully trendy take on a timeless style.
- Cook in Comfort — Build the kitchen of your Sim’s dreams with a completely new set of counters, islands, cabinets and mix-and-match pieces. Small details add to the unassuming elegance of the items, while multiple color palettes match any room.
- Make It Homey — The kitchen is the heart of the home for a reason. Every object works together to foster a warm atmosphere with vintage furniture, decor and materials.
The Throwback Fit kit includes 19 adult items, 5 child, and 1 toddler item – including that awesome 90’s graphic pattern that everyone is sure to recognize! (View on Origin)
Outfit your Sims in retro-inspired athleisure looks with The Sims™ 4 Throwback Fit Kit*. Take it back to nostalgic colors, bold patterns and trend-forward silhouettes with these all-new Create-a-Sim items. Updated everyday classics and workout wear elevate this unique collection — and your Sim’s fashion!
- Get Fit in Style — Hit the gym or take it easy at home with 19 comfortable, sporty pieces that call back to the energy and simplicity of the ‘90s. Show off with bright colors, modular shapes and unexpected details that are sure to catch the eye.
- Top It Off — The kids might not have been around for it the first time, but now they can discover the neon joy of the past. Dress them up to impress with 5 child versions and one toddler version of the adult clothing items. Bucket hats for everyone!
Bust The Dust
The Bust The Dust kit includes 5 new vacuums, and a new gameplay aspect! (View on Origin)
Dust off the vacuum and tidy up in The Sims™ 4 Bust the Dust Kit*. Dust is piling up and spawning friendly bunnies and dastardly filth fiends in Sims’ homes. Get rid of the muck by cleaning, or settle in for a messy life. Conquer chores with new buffs and rewards for each dust level, vacuums to help fight the good fight, and aspirations related to cleanliness.
- Avoid Dust-ups — What starts as a film of dust builds up into piles and then takes on a life of its own! As time passes, homes go from clean to dusty to filthy if Sims don’t clean up.
- Clean Up Your Act — Explore 2 new aspirations! Perfectly Pristine Sims won’t let a single speck of dirt remain, while Filthy and Fabulous Sims revel in allowing grime to thrive.
- Suck It Up — Find full-size and handheld vacuums in Build Mode for your fight against the encroaching dust. Make your Sim’s chores easier and more fun. Even kids can help out.
All three of these starting kits are now available on Origin! You can read more about over on EA’s site here.