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Bridgeport is a city neighborhood which is shipped with The Sims 3: Late Night expansion pack[1]. It is the first urban city of its kind to be featured on the Sims series games as most past neighborhoods were either towns or suburbs.

Bridgeport

Bridgeport


OverviewEdit

Bridgeport is designed to focus on late night activities, and is similar in many respects to Downtown, a previous sub-neighborhoodintroduced in The Sims: Hot Date and The Sims 2: Nightlifeexpansion packs. However, Bridgeport is a not a town but a major metropolitan city therefore it is a much larger version of a Downtown.

With the official announcement of Late Night, it was apparent that a new town would be created to showcase the new features in the expansion. Initially, it was unknown whether this would be a sub-neighborhood and thus similar to the Downtown ofThe Sims and The Sims 2, or whether it would be an entirely new neighborhood (much like The Sims 3: Ambitionsintroduced Twinbrook), although it is said that Bridgeport is 3x bigger than Twinbrook. During a Twitter session on July 29th, 2010, game producer Grant Rodiek confirmed the existence of a "downtown" that would be its own separate neighborhood; it was also announced that the town was unnamed, thus indicating that the new town would most likely not be named 'Downtown' [2]. GameSpot, in an article released on August 16, 2010, revealed that the name of the new neighborhood is 'Bridgeport'[1]

The city of Bridgeport includes high rises and penthouse lofts. It has similar features to Twinbrook, in the way that it is made of multiple islands connected by bridges. Sims are able to both drive and walk over these bridges[3]. It has been described as "a mix of downtown San Francisco with the hills of Los Angeles/Hollywood just across the bridge"[4]

Bridgeport is divided in two main areas: an urban city center and a more sub-urban area with luxury mansions[5]Bridgeport features new graphics for certain Rabbit holes[5]

An interesting fact about Bridgeport is that Sims here (and in Twinbrook) are much richer on average than sims inSunset Valley and Riverview. Bridgeport families start with around $5000 and there are several rich families with large houses you can play.

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