The Sims 4's next expansion, For Rent, explores the exhilerating world of property management and grows wealthy on the rents of others. You, too, can live out your dreams of being a realtor when For Rent moves in on 7th December on PS4.

New gameplay mechanics will allow players to set up additional passive revenue streams, allowing existing homes to be subdivided. You can rent rooms to other tenants or purchase separate investment properties, provided you have the Simoleons to cover the upfront expenditure.

Awkwardly make dinner and small talk in Shared Spaces, letting tenants share amenities such as the living room or kitchen. Set exacting tenancy agreements and limit what renters can and can't do, and fine them for any breaches of contract, such as making too much noise or allowing the trash to be overloaded. Tenants late on rent? You can recoup your lost profits by repossessing their belongings or evicting them.

It sounds pretty grim, but we're sure EA knows what it's doing now. The wildly successful Sims series will continue in tandem; The Sims 4 will still have content actively developed for it, and The Sims 5 will be a free-to-play alternative, or "free-to-download", as the company likes to put it.

What do you think of the Sims 4's latest expansion, For Rent? Does the prospect of some economic chicanery appeal? Let us know in the comments section below.