'Sims 4' expansion lets you 'Get Famous' as an influencer, because 2018 is hell
Get your best beauty blogging face on, folks, because The Sims is about to get extremely 2018 with its latest expansion pack, Get Famous.
Since apparently Simoleons weren't enough nonsense currency for the popular life simulator, the made-up value of social media influence will now become available with the new expansion releasing on Nov. 16.
The trailer announcing the fame-seeking pack dropped earlier today, showcasing a traditional path to stardom: an acting career. But the press release revealed that in the digital age, there's another path to getting the attention, luxury, and following of an A-lister.
You can, "bask in the limelight as an inspiring influencer, livestreaming every lavish moment and giving other Sims maximum #FOMO." And we're just over here wondering if there will be a challenge to master the subtle art of the influencer apology video, too. Or even the hurdle of a very public romance followed by a very public break up with another famous influencer.
So if you're not the starlet type, don't worry. You won't even have to leave your virtual room to live out the dream of becoming a virtual star. Just make sure your Sim has a strong sense of their personal brand, and you'll be reaping all the rewards of influencer culture in no time (online harassment and death threats probably not included).
Those rewards for A-list status, whether gained through acting or whatever the Sim equivalent of Twitter verification is, include: supes exclusive parties, hordes of fans with no concept of personal space, gilded mansions in the Hills, trendy designer threads, and the general VIP lifestyle of being extremely important online.
That's not all, either. The new expansion pack will also include a version of IRL musician and influencer Baby Ariel, who has over 26 million followers on Music.ly.
Best known for her song "Aww," Baby Ariel is far from the worst in the influencer crowd, using the internet to showcase an actual discernible talent. In the game, you'll be able to see her around the new Los Angeles-inspired town of Del Sol Valley, performing a Simlish version of "Aww."
Baby Ariel's social media fame at least runs counter to the more distressing form of online stardom, like the sheer obnoxiousness of, say, Jake and Logan Paul.
There's no details on what kind of influencer path you'll be able to pursue. But if it's anything like real life, it'll be as unsustainable of a career path as possible.
The Sims 4 Get Famous expansion pack arrives on PC and Mac Nov. 16.
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October 9, 2018 at 06:02PM