By using a combination of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, you can now experience a virtual-reality child in your living room, complete with an interactive sandbox, a playground, a game room and even a computer to play with.
The new feature is a collaboration between the creators of the game, The Sims and creators of The Sims 2, and it allows children to share in their creations.
The creators behind the game are encouraging fans to get involved and create their own creations, with the help of the creative suite, which allows users to create their virtual creations in a virtual environment, then share them with the creators via a VR app on the HTC Vive.
The Sims, created by Maxis and developed by Max Studios, has sold more than 50 million copies.
“The Sims is a game that I love to play,” Maxis’ Creative Director John Roski told me.
“We’ve always made games, and we’re always trying to make new ones, but we’ve never really done anything like this before.”
“So we thought we’d make a really cool way for our kids to share their creativity in a totally virtual environment,” he said.
The creative suite features five children from the world of The Little Mermaid and their parents, as well as a variety of other characters from the film and TV series, and Maxis has also added a few new ones to the game.
“We’re always looking for ways to make our worlds bigger, more vibrant and more interactive, so when you’re creating your own world, you have a really great opportunity to do that,” Roski said.
“And we think this is a really nice way to give kids an opportunity to really create their world and share that with their friends, to really have that community.”
This new feature will also be available for parents, who can download the game from The Sims 5’s new online store, and the creators will be updating the game with more features and a new avatar in the coming months.