In the new blog post concerning new developments in Sims 4, it’s been confirmed that both pools and toddlers won’t be available in the base game, despite both of these features having been present in the base game since Sims 2! Pools however were of course in The Sims since the very first game, and yet EA is now removing the ability to drown your Sims (mercilessly, and without remorse)  unless you buy their obviously forthcoming expansion.

This ridiculous news comes at the end of a very long post about how every single feature in The Sims 4 will be utterly amazing – the post reads as if the entire purpose of writing it was to give a few positive points before they confirmed how they’re shamelessly removing base-game features so as to sell them to you later.

Have a read of the blog post; pay special attention to the lovely coded message that they’re “building an incredibly strong foundation that is capable of fulfilling every one of your desires in the years to come. The future of The Sims 4 is bright!”, saying in a stupidly round-about way that they’re planning on selling you the features they’re removing as a separate expansion.

After all, always remember EA‘s motto! People will always buy it.