The Sims Celebrates Its 21st Birthday With Several In-Game Items

Electronic Arts have decided to celebrate the 21st birthday of The Sims by throwing in a number of items to mark the occasion. The company has released 21 specialty items as gifts into the game, one for every year, for you to collect and add to your home. According to the team, these gifts were designed by nine creators from The Sims community, including HeyHarrie, storylegacysims, peachyfaerie, Luumia, and more. You'll also find new Create-a-Sim items, decor, food recipes, and more now in the game for you to have some fun with, all of them created with the 21st birthday celebration in mind. You can read a little bit more about the items below, but it's pretty cool that the company decided to celebrate things this way. Enjoy getting some new decor for the home!

The Sims is old enough to drink, even though people were doing that in the game on day one. Courtesy of Electronic Arts.
The Sims is old enough to drink, even though people were doing that in the game on day one. Courtesy of Electronic Arts.

As of February 4, The Sims is officially 21 years old (wow!). Sure, we're remembering 21 years of reticulating splines and WooHooing, of missing pool ladders and neighbors who just walk into your house. But it's not just about us. It's about you, our community. You make this game what it is today—sometimes literally—and so, as we celebrate our birthday, we're also celebrating you! This year, nine creators from The Sims community pitched in to share their talents in honor of the occasion. Starting now, you can unwrap 21 new presents in The Sims 4, designed by your fellow players! Ahead, we're digging into the stories behind the creations, so grab a Simsmapolitan and let's party on! Find all the new creations in the game now! And don't forget to give your fellow players a shout-out for their wonderful contributions. After all, you make The Sims! Let's share the love.

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