Earlier today, the Star Wars: Journey to Batuu expansion pack for The Sims 4 was announced and it appears that players are not happy about it. Understandably, it seemed like a great way for Electronic Arts to earn from their Star Wars license. After all, Star Wars is everywhere, so why not on The Sims 4 too, right?
However, upon quickly scrolling through Reddit and Twitter, the anger and disappointment that the fans are feeling right now are quite blatant. Here are some samples of the negative backlash:
no one asked for this
no one wanted this
if i want star wars i'll play a star wars game
this is horrible and you can't even fix your broken game that is missing content that is about real life simulation
— Sesime (@SesimeTweets) August 27, 2020
You can also see in YouTube’s upvote and downvote system just how many people dislike this game pack, with the trailer garnering only 26,000 likes and 54,000 dislikes at the time of writing.
On the bright side, getting Star Wars: Journey to Batuu is purely optional i.e. you can take it or leave it. However, the frustration that the fans feel is also understandable, since they’ve been asking for other expansions for The Sims 4 such as cars, new babies, and others.
Another reason why the fans are so upset is that EA releasing the Journey to Batuu expansion only goes to show just how disconnected they are from the fans. A lot of people like the Star Wars franchise, but Stars Wars in The Sims 4 just doesn’t click for the many players of the game.