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The Sims 4: Nifty Knitting Stuff
Development
Developer(s) Maxis, The Sims Studio
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Technical information
Mode(s) Single-player
System requirements Minimum system requirements on TheSims.com
Game features
Genres Life simulation
Themes Hobbies
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The Sims 4: Nifty Knitting Stuff is the upcoming seventeenth stuff pack for The Sims 4. It marks the introduction of knitting to The Sims series as well as the return of the rocking chair. It is expected to be released in 2020, however no release date has been announced.

This stuff pack was developed as a result of a series of votes for themes, build/buy and CAS assets and icon/title, similar to that of The Sims 4: Laundry Day Stuff

DevelopmentEdit

On November 13, 2019, it was announced on Maxis Monthly that a new stuff pack is to be created through voting by the sims community, in a similar manner to Laundry Day Stuff.[1] Potential themes of the stuff pack were "happy haunts", "arts and crafts", "self care routines", "fun tech" and "science & technology".[2]

On November 27, 2019, after the first round of voting, the "arts and crafts" theme won overall, and within this theme, "knitting" was voted as the top gameplay aspect.[3] On December 23, 2019, round 2 of voting commenced which allowed players to vote for the pack's overall art style, with three art styles to choose from: "Granny Chic", "DIY Delight" and "Cozy Craft Workshop".[4] Results of the second round of voting was revealed on January 10, 2020, resulting in the "DIY Delight" art style being chosen for the stuff pack.[5]

On February 14, 2020, after round 3 of voting, it was revealed that 15 CAS assets were to be included in the pack (chosen from 92) - with tops, bottoms and hats for various ages making the cut.[6] Round 4 focused on build/buy assets for the pack. Round 4 results was released on March 17, 2020, revealing a final selection of 28 objects to be included, chosen from an initial number of over 100.[7] The fifth and final voting round commenced on April 20, 2020 and allowed the sims community to vote on the pack's name and icon. Potential pack names considered for the vote were: "Knitting Rocks Stuff", "Nifty Knitting Stuff", "Knitting Stuff", "Rock 'n' Knit Stuff", "Luv 2 Knit Stuff" and "Cozy Knits Stuff", as well as five icon choices.[8] The results of the fifth round was released on May 1, 2020. It was revealed that the pack is to be called The Sims 4: Nifty Knitting Stuff and its winning icon was also debuted.[9]

Numerous "deep dive" blog posts were also released by EA to highlight the pack's development. On April 15, a blog post about the creation of build assets was shown.[10] On April 17, a blog post showcased the pack's new CAS game UI, rocking chair interactions and Plopsy, a in-game online craft store.[11] On April 24, the concept of unlocking knittable CAS assets was shown.[12] On May 5, a blog post surfaced that explained the pack's new radio stations, Focus and Metal.[13] On May 12, beta images were shown of the rocking chair in progress and the details of animating sims on the chairs.[14] On May 21, a blog post explained the Plopsy online store in detail.[15] On May 29, EA released a blog detailing the pack's hair assets.[16] The final deep dive blog was released on June 16, and centered on explaining the knitting feature in detail.[17]

New featuresEdit

The pack's main gameplay feature is its knitting system, with a knitting skill.[14] Sims are able to knit various usable objects and clothing, and then sell them on Plopsy, an online craft-sharing store akin to Etsy. Knittable clothing will appear in Create a Sim as a preview, but will be locked until a Sim in the current household knits them. Rocking chairs also make a return in this stuff pack, with different interations for various life stages, such as elders being able to "reminisce".[14]

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New additionsEdit

New Objects

New Radio Stations

New Aspiration

  • Lord/Lady of the Knits (TBA)[17]
    • Goals to be added.
      • Reward trait: Sacred Knitting Knowledge

New Skill

Other New Features

  • Knitting system
  • Plopsy - an online craft store for The Sims 4

MusicEdit

FocusEdit

  • TBA

MetalEdit

  • TBA

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. HELP SHAPE A FUTURE STUFF PACK FOR THE SIMS 4!. The Sims Community (November 13, 2019). Retrieved on May 1, 2020.
  2. THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY VOTED STUFF PACK: FIRST LOOK AT THE POSSIBLE THEMES. The Sims Community (November 13, 2019). Retrieved on May 1, 2020.
  3. THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY VOTED STUFF PACK: ROUND ONE RESULTS. The Sims Community (November 27, 2019). Retrieved on May 1, 2020.
  4. THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY STUFF PACK VOTE #2: ART STYLE. The Sims Community (December 23, 2019). Retrieved on May 2, 2020.
  5. THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY VOTED STUFF PACK: ROUND TWO RESULTS. The Sims Community (January 10, 2020). Retrieved on May 1, 2020.
  6. THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY VOTED STUFF PACK: ROUND THREE RESULTS. The Sims Community (February 14, 2020). Retrieved on May 1, 2020.
  7. THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY VOTED STUFF PACK: ROUND FOUR RESULTS. The Sims Community (March 17, 2020). Retrieved on May 1, 2020.
  8. THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY STUFF PACK: VOTE FOR PACK NAME & ICON!. The Sims Community (April 20, 2020). Retrieved on May 2, 2020.
  9. IT’S OFFICIAL: THE NEXT STUFF PACK FOR THE SIMS 4 IS CALLED NIFTY KNITTING!. The Sims Community (May 1, 2020). Retrieved on May 1, 2020.
  10. BEHIND THE SCENES CONCEPT ART LOOK AT THE UPCOMING THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY STUFF PACK. The Sims Community (April 15, 2020). Retrieved on May 12, 2020.
  11. THE SIMS TEAM REVEALS NEW FEATURES COMING WITH THE SIMS 4’S UPCOMING STUFF PACK. The Sims Community (April 17, 2020). Retrieved on May 12, 2020.
  12. THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY VOTED STUFF PACK: UNLOCKING KNITTED CLOTHING. The Sims Community (April 24, 2020). Retrieved on May 12, 2020.
  13. 13.0 13.1 THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY VOTED STUFF PACK DEEP DIVE: NEW STEREO STATIONS!. The Sims (May 5, 2020). Retrieved on May 5, 2020.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 THE SIMS 4 NIFTY KNITTING: ROCKING CHAIRS PREVIEW. The Sims Community (May 12, 2020). Retrieved on May 12, 2020.
  15. THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY VOTED STUFF PACK DEEP DIVE: PLOPSY!. The Sims Forums (May 21, 2020). Retrieved on May 21, 2020.
  16. THE SIMS 4 NIFTY KNITTING STUFF PACK HAIRS!. The Sims Forums (May 29, 2020). Retrieved on May 29, 2020.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 THE SIMS 4 COMMUNITY VOTED STUFF PACK DEEP DIVE: KNITTING!. The Sims Forums (June 16, 2020). Retrieved on June 16, 2020.
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