The Sims 4 recently released new content called Werewolves and it’s been a big hit with the simulation community - especially furries. While it’s no surprise that furries have enjoyed the anthropomorphic wolves running around naked in the life simulator, developers shocked people by acknowledging them on Twitter.
A day before the release of Werewolves, Sims developers told fans to get ready to “sharpen their claws” for the update. This tweet prompted excited fans to ask some questions, including one from Simotion that asked if a glitch was fixed that caused the werewolves to become invisibile. The developers’ answer has people shook.
“Can confirm that the case of the invisible werewolves has been resolved,” the official account responded. “All players will be able to see their furry thirst traps come alive tomorrow!”
This response left many in the Sims community speechless. Developers have often removed game mods that they found sexual, suggestive, or inappropriate in some way. But then the team went ahead and created Werewolves despite seemingly being aware of the amount of furries that play Sims 4.
It’s not just that the game includes furry-like characters in Werewolves, it’s how the werewolves act. In one review in PC Gamer, a Sims player shared their experience with the new content. She usually just hung out around Moonwood, the new area.
But soon after her attention was almost entirely on Kristopher, a werewolf in the game. He kept inviting himself over her character’s home and she finally decided to flirt back with the animal-like human.
“As soon as Margaret flirted with Kristopher I was notified that she'd found her fated mate, the one werewolf she's meant to be with,” the gamer wrote.
It’s almost like Sims developers wanted yiff and fan fiction about their love affairs with werewolves. It’s almost like players had no choice but to give in to a romantic, dramatic plotline when experiencing the update. It seems that players were right to roast the new pack, calling it the “furry pack.”
It’s unclear why developers decided to take the game in this direction and then directly address the often-ostracized group of cosplayers. But it’s advisable to not look up any Werewolf-related fan art for a while.
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