It was only a matter of time before EA released information about the first Sims 4 expansion, and now we finally have those details. Their first expansion will be called “Get to Work” and includes three new careers for your Sims.

I was personally hoping for a pet expansion, but I don’t think we’ll get one for some time. The expansion releases in April of this year, only a few months away. Players will be able to choose from careers like doctor, scientist, and investigator. One feature that we started seeing at the tail end of the Sims 3 is the ability to create retail businesses, and that is included in the first expansion of the Sims 4. You’ll be able to create bakeries, clothing boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, and basically whatever else your little sims heart desires.

Aliens will also be making a return, but this feels like less of an expansion feature and more like something that should have been included in the base game that is finally ‘done’ and they decided to tack it on as a feature.

Of course I’m excited about the expansion, even if it isn’t pets. I’m hoping EA also goes through and eliminates some of the bugs we’ve had since release, and I hope the expansion gets off to a good start. I’ve been afraid to patch lately because of the latest fiasco, and EA doesn’t exactly have the best of track records.

Do you plan on picking the expansion up? Are you sticking with Sims 3 for now until 4 has a good backing behind it? Let me know in comments!