"The Sims 4" is coming to Xbox One, following an almost three year wait for console fans of the long-running game in the simulation genre. However, gamers will still have to be a patient before they can get their hands on the game. Despite the announcement coming today, "The Sims 4" will not be officially released on Xbox One until November 17th.

Finally coming to Xbox after being a PC exclusive

"The Sims 4" originally launched as a PC exclusive all the way back on September 2nd, 2014 for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh operating systems. While publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has yet to make an official announcement, a product listing on Xbox.com under the store page lists the game along with the release date, a pre-order bonus, and a special edition of the game.

Those that pre-order the game will get access to the Perfect Patio Stuff pack, featuring hot tubs, more clothing, and extra decor items. The special edition of the game titled the "Deluxe Party Edition" will give players access to the game three days early. This deluxe edition will come with "Life of the Party," "Up All Night," and "Awesome Animal Hats" digital content.

How 'The Sims 4' was received

"The Sims 4" was developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by EA. It is the fourth main Sims game and is the most recent game to release in the series. "The Sims Mobile" was announced this past May but does not yet have a release date. On aggregate review site Metacritic, the game has a 70 metascore from 74 critic reviews.

Its highest score was from Vandal, giving the game a 90. Its worst score was from CD-Action and Gameblog.fr -- both giving the game a score of 40.

'The Sims 4' features controversy and DLC

"The Sims 4" was even more poorly received by many fans due to the game's features controversy that was sparked only a few months before its release.

It was announced then that the game would be lacking several key gameplay features, an open-world, and Create-a-Style, which were all features that had been in the "Sims 3" and older games.

Fans got even more enraged when it was announced through Twitter that the game would ship with a “stripped-down” version of story-progression compared to its predecessor.

The game has three expansion packs, "Get to Work," "Get Together," and "City Living," which came out last November. It has also had five game packs and 11 stuff packs as additional DLC for the game.

Are you looking forward to playing the game on Xbox One?

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