SimGuruRomeo has posted news on the upcoming free update that will contain the basement tool in The Sims 4, releasing on March 26. He posted “These aren’t just any basements, these are The Sims 4 basements. That means maintaining the flexibility of game’s building systems. We wanted basements to really take advantage of the tools you already know how to use, and to allow the same level of creativity we’ve seen since launch.”
The new features with the Sims 4 basements are;
You can build them two levels deep- If you’re not content with simply one level of underground housing, we have you covered. You’re able to build a second level underground as well. This, mixed with the addition of one more floor above ground that’s being added with this free update, brings the new total house size to six floors – double what it was before!
You can delete their ceilings- After you build a basement (or two) you can select the basement block, navigate to ground level, click the yellow highlighted area, and completely remove the ceiling. We’ve had a ton of fun creating everything from underground bunkers to open-air houses that look like giant holes in the ground.
You can put pools in the basements- Who hasn’t wanted to drop into their personal basement pool for a midnight swim? But basements can be even cooler than that. Besides being able to create pools in basements, you’re also able to build pools adjacent to basements. That means a pool can be right up against the side of a basement, and if you make the pool’s walls out of glass, you’re basically making a giant human fish tank.
You can make your Retail Business even weirder- So, you’ve built a fun bakery in The Sims 4 Get to Work* using the new retail system. Awesome! Good work! But what if you wanted to expand your business? You could always build a shop in your basement, too, selling anything from toilets to… alternative clothing.
You won’t have to wait long to build your own basements. They’re available in a patch rolling out, for free, to all users on March 26 in anticipation for next week’s launch of The Sims 4 Get to Work.
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Me and Sophie have played a lot of Sims and have a fair few hours on the Sims 4 but have missed the basement tool so happy to see it return for free. We have The Sims 4 Get to Work pack on pre-order and maybe doing a review on release if enough interest is show, so show the love on here and in the Facebook group, or on our Facebook page.