I like vacationing in The Sims 4 in theory, but the execution leaves something to be desired. Right now, you can only take trips to maps that are specifically designated as vacation worlds. This means you can’t vacation in the Los Angeles-inspired Del Sol Valley or the Hawaii-like Sulani. Vacation worlds are just for vacationing, so you can’t move to the jungles of Selvadora or the woodsy Granite Falls either.

Thankfully, the Sims 4: Snowy Escape World, Mt. Komorebi, is poised to change that. It’s the first Sims 4 map that can function as a vacation destination and a residential world without mods.

According to the official website, you can “rent one of the vacation lots or build your own home when you arrive in Mt. Komorebi.” While I’m sure I’ll send my Sims out on plenty of ski trips, I’m especially excited to build Japanese-inspired homes (with split-level flooring!) and live in this brand-new world. I’m a huge fan of rags-to-riches challenges in The Sims, and I’m eager to attempt one of these challenges in the snowy mountains.

The Sims 4: Snowy Escape isn’t a perfect expansion — I really wish it had hotels — but it looks like it’s going to be a ton of fun nonetheless. Hybrid worlds are something The Sims 4 has needed for a long time, and Mt. Komorebi looks like it’s going to be a blast to explore.

The personality overhauls are still the most exciting aspect of Snowy Escape in my book, but this is a terrific addition too. I’m not a big fan of real-life snow, but I can’t wait to play around in this virtual winter wonderland.

The Sims 4: Snowy Escape is scheduled for release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 13th.

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