The Sims™ 3 Community Blog
: October 2013
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Hi Simmers!

The future has arrived! The Sims 3 Into the Future™ is now available. We’ve been working really hard over the past few months to fill the world of Oasis Landing with all the future-themed technology, excitement and surprises we could fit into it. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to take our Sims into the future and back.

When we started development on Into the Future all those months ago, we knew we had to make this particular The Sims 3 expansion truly special. Sure, we’ve helped you take your Sims to some amazing places and do some amazing things, but this time we pulled out all the stops. We’ve stuffed your future world with everything from sonic showers to dream pods to Plumbots and even a hovering monorail. In short, we wanted the future to be a place you could not only visit, but a place where you could set up new homes for your Sims, make new friends, build exciting new structures and tell the kinds of stories that are only possible in the world of Oasis Landing. 

For my part, I’ve been loving just playing around with the cool new toys you can now get your hands on. I’m a gourmand by nature, so I’ve been having a blast teaching my Sims to cook using the new food synthesizers. I’m also loving the new programmable dream pod. I can’t wait until you see what happens the next morning after you give your Sims a dream about water. Finally, there are so many new ways to get around in the future, it’s tough to decide which way to travel. That being said, there will always be a special place in my heart for jetpack. That moment when you find that special Sim and take romance to a new level with the jetpack slow dance (and jet pack woohoo!) is one I won’t soon forget.

As much fun as the new gadgets and gizmos are, my bet is that a whole lot of people are chomping at the bit to get their hands on the Plumbots. I certainly can’t wait to see what kind of Plumbots our community will create with the all-new Create A Bot. When installing traits chips into your Plumbot, my advice is to try one of my favorites: the “Afraid of Sims” trait. With the option to mix and match traits at will, you control the fate and future of your Plumbot, your Sim, and your household. We can’t wait to see all the stories you’ll create.

Finally – and this truly remarkable – Into the Future is the first time your actions can genuinely affect the world. By your actions in the present, you’ll choose the future of your Sim. Sure, you can live in the normal future of Oasis Landing, but a few tweaks in the past can turn the world into a rainbow-colored Utopia filled with giant flowers and happy Sims. A bit of mischief in the past though can send your Sim hurling into a grey-colored wasteland where they will need to take cover from the meteor showers and subsist on bugs! The choice is yours! 

The Sims 3 Into the Future is now available. Let us know what you think in the forums.

SimGuruKarsky - Senior Producer