Perhaps The Sims 4’s enormous amount of paid downloadable content may turn many off, or you yearn for an actual good Sims game like the classics from eons ago, but the game’s latest (‘tis the fifteenth) major expansion scores bonus points for Southeast Asian representation.
In the trailer released earlier this month, The Sims 4’s For Rent expansion mainly gives gamers the ability to become a landlord and manage and build rental housing accommodation. And while that may or may not excite you, it introduces a new Southeast Asian-inspired tropical area called Tomarang and features lots of Southeast Asian elements, including many Thai things people can hope to play around with.
There are rice cookers, food carts, spirit houses, the ability to wai others, and even a night market that lets players eat local food like pad thai, Thai iced milk tea, and even the ever-popular khaoniao mamuang (mango sticky rice) as popularized by Thai rapper Milli.
Players can also construct basement apartments, townhomes, and duplexes – a staple of Southeast Asian living with multiple households able to live in the same lot together – able to accommodate up to a whopping 48 Sims. And if the trailer is to be believed, housing insecurity is also a thing now, where your house can be home to insect infestations and faulty plumbing.
Speaking of plumbing, squatting toilets! And if that doesn’t at least excite you then we don’t think you’ve lived enough. We wonder if you can get the bum gun, which, to us, is the sign that a civilization has reached its peak.
The trailer features a simlish version of the song BONG by Thai rapper OG Bobby and Cambodian rapper VannDa, who raps in Khmer in the original version.
The For Rent expansion will be available for purchase on PC, PS5, PS4 and Xbox on Dec. 7.
Check out the trailer below.