The Sims 4 – 89 Features That Were Present In Previous Games Are Missing From This Latest Version

Sims4News has shared a list of the features that were implemented in the previous The Sims games but are missing from The Sims 4. As we can see, there are currently 89 features that were completely cut or reduced from previous iterations of The Sims. And in case you’re wondering, know that everything below has been 100% confirmed, excluding the final category.

So, without further do, here is the list of the missing or severely reduced features:

MAJOR MISSING FEATURES THAT WERE IN TS3:

-No create a style (CAST) – NOT possible in future expansions (x)
-No modifications to world/public spaces – The park in the demo is a mix of a community lot and public space (x1) (x2)
-No “normal” careers – Law enforcement, Medical, Business, etc. were removed (x)
-No open world – You must incur a loading screen between each active lot; each neighborhood has 1-5 lots total (x1) (x2)
-No pools (x)
-No terrain tools other than paint; everything is perfectly flat (x)
-No story progression – Sims in the neighborhood age, but do not have children, get jobs, move, get married…etc. without player i-intervention (x)
-No toddlers (x)
-No way to create/place new lots – And you only have 2 empty ones at the start of the game!
-No Mac version of the game at release

MAJOR CRIPPLED/LIMITED FEATURES THAT WERE IN TS3:

-All buildings on a lot must have the same foundation. No mixing for sheds, garages, etc. (x)
-Babies are mere objects – All interactions are through basinet. There are no baby objects. Babies can only be lifted directly above basinet. (x)
-Backgrounds are illusions – The buildings in the background are not playable in the game. (x)
-Completely FLAT lots – The entire build-able world is completely flat (x)
-Fewer floors/levels, limited to three (x1) (x2)
-SIGNIFICANTLY smaller “worlds” of -Smaller lots – Lots are limited to 50×50 instead of 64×64. (x)
-Loading screens for individual lots (x)
-The map is a one-dimensional picture (x)
-Teens are same height as adults and they, along with elders, all look nearly identical. (x)

OTHER MISSING GAMEPLAY ELEMENTS FROM TS1-TS3:

-No acne (x)
-No aliens (x)
-No animated hair (x)
-No aspiration failures (x)
-No babysitters (x)
-No bartender (as NPC) (x)
-No basements (x)
-No bookstores (x)
-No burglars (x)
-No cars (not even as décor) (x)
-No cemeteries (x)
-No cutscenes (x)
-No cleaning skill (x)
-No clothes shopping (x)
-No color wheel, predefined to ~20 colors (x)
-No comfort need (x)
-No curfew (x)
-No customization of multi-tone hair color (users select only main color) (x)
-No dinner proposals (x)
-No diseases or illness (x)
-No dreams (x)
-No environment need
-No eyelash length slider (x)
-No favorites (food, color, music) (x)
-No fears (x)
-No full face make-up (x)
-No garage doors (x)
-No gardener for hire (x)
-No ghosts (x1) (x2)
-No grocery stores (x)
-No male body hair (x)
-No move object cheat (x)
-No newspapers (x)
-No opacity slider for makeup (x)
-No party invitations from other Sims
-No private school (x)
-No rabbit holes at all – Sims move offscreen for work and school. There are no hospitals, work/school buildings…etc. (x)
-No random or accidental deaths
-No repairman (x)
-No repo man – (x)
-No restaurants
-No skin slider (x)
-No swimming/swimwear – Including lakes, fountains, etc. (x)
-No tragic clown or social bunny (x)
-No way to watch a Sim commute to work/school (x)
-No website for browsing exchange or store (in-game only)
-No zodiac signs

MISSING OBJECTS FROM TS1, TS2 OR TS3 BASE GAMES:

-No bikes
-No changing tables
-No cribs
-No dishwashers (x)
-No highchairs
-No hot tubs
-No pool tables
-No trash compactors (x)

MISC CRIPPLED GAME FEATURES:

-32-bit executable – TS4 is not 64-bit, and cannot access more than 4GB of RAM. If you have more than 4GB then you are crippled.
-Fewer traits in CAS (more traits must be unlocked/earned in-game)
-Incompatible Simpoint currency – Sims 3 Store Simpoints do not work with TS4

LIKELY TRUE YET STILL UNCONFIRMED:

-No cashiers
-No Create a World
-No exterminator
-No swings
-Premium Membership is REQUIRED to get certain sets on release day or at all
-No inheritance
-No interests
-No magazines
-No pinball machines
-No way to water flower beds/bushes
-No family trees

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