In a blog post today, Electronic Arts announced that the release of the anticipated Sims 4 expansion pack, Get Together, was being delayed until December 8th in North America.

According to the posts author, senior producer Lyndsay Pearson, this move will allow Electronic Arts to add “polish” and “depth” to the overall experience of the expansion. EA is hoping to make an impression on both hardcore Sims fanatics and casual gamers alike, and it shows in their commitment to holding off until the product is perfect.

In addition to new features, the Sims team will also focus specifically on improving one part of the game;

A lot of extra attention is also going towards Clubs, which allow you to create new social experiences. As we played with our Sims hanging out with their Clubs, we felt like they needed a special hangout to call their own – the Upper Crusts should have a private room at the local Café, and the Spin Masters should be able to have an exclusive Discotheque where they practice their dance moves. You can still take your Club members out and about, but now you can also create your Club’s signature spot, and that can lead to cool personalization.

The Sims is an awesome franchise because of its ability to draw in gamers of all skill levels, ages, and backgrounds. Its fan base and players are so eclectic and its draw so universal that it has seemingly outlived its expected popularity. I’m impressed with Electronic Arts’ commitment to offering a quality product to its customers who keep The Sims franchise running for as long as it has, and I’m excited to see how Get Together turns out.

Electronic Arts is promising more information in November, so stay tuned.