Listings for a “Sims 4 Horse Ranch” growth appeared on key reseller websites earlier this month, however it was onerous to take the supposed leaks very critically, particularly since they borrowed a picture of a man driving a horse from The Sims 3 Pets. At the moment, nevertheless, EA itself lastly confirmed that horses are coming to The Sims this yr—albeit with out saying so immediately.

The official Sims account stated on Twitter as we speak that we’ll “take the reins” throughout the subsequent Sims 4 season, which can embrace a “rootin’ tootin’ growth.” The teaser’s imagery does not comprise any horses, however does seem to substantiate a rumor that the following growth takes place in a desert-themed world. EA additionally is aware of that Sims followers/horse folks would riot if it teased “reins” after which did not put out a horse growth, so I believe we are able to name this one with out ready for the total trailer releasing later this week: Horses incoming.

Horses final appeared within the sequence all the way in which again in The Sims 3’s 2011 Pets growth. As an alternative of a common pets growth, The Sims 4 bought 2017’s Cats & Canines, which featured no horses besides maybe for a couple of cats or canine named “horse” by dejected gamers. (Additionally, raccoons for some purpose.) There have been no horses within the 12 different Sims 4 expansions, both, regardless of pleas from followers.

In explaining why 2021’s Cottage Residing growth was horseless, Sims 4 producer Antonio Romeo stated on Twitter that “making horses with the standard and depth of gameplay they deserve is a considerable endeavor.” It was onerous to not take that as comfortable affirmation {that a} horse-focused growth was no less than being kicked round, and gamers have been looking for horse clues ever since. Fan site Sims Neighborhood factors out, as an example, that the latest growth, Rising Collectively, options extra horse imagery than you may anticipate from probability artwork choices.

EA’s teaser did not say what the growth will likely be known as, however we’ll have the main points this Thursday at 10 am Pacific when an outline of the following season debuts on YouTube. “Giddy up for excellent news,” reads the video’s description, if there have been nonetheless any doubt concerning the growth’s topic.

The season will run via September, so the horse growth could be anticipated someday this summer time.

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