EA announced today that beginning subsequent month, the bottom Sims 4 sport on all platforms will likely be free to obtain and play. It additionally introduced an upcoming livestream wherein Maxis will lay out its plans for the sport’s future updates.
The Sims 4 is the most recent entry within the long-running and extremely common life simulation franchise. Like previous video games within the sequence, it lets gamers create their very own characters and houses, then watch these digital folks dwell out full lives and assist them get jobs, discover friendship, and even lure all of them in swimming pools to slowly die. Enjoyable stuff. The Sims 4 may be the “latest” sport within the sequence, but it surely’s not younger. It was first launched eight years in the past in September 2014. Since then, EA has launched over 50 items of paid DLC for the sport in varied varieties, together with massive expansions and smaller stuff like package packs.
The newest growth, Excessive Faculty Years, launched in July of this 12 months. It was pretty effectively acquired, as soon as EA, uh…eliminated all of the bugs inflicting incestuous relationships. To be clear: None of this DLC or growth content material is all of the sudden going free for everybody. However the authentic base Sims 4 sport — launched practically a decade in the past — will likely be fully free to obtain and play beginning October 18, 2022. And that is not simply on PC. EA introduced Sims 4 will likely be free on EA’s Origin retailer on PC, Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, Xbox One, and Mac.
Extra gamers! Extra tales! Extra methods to chaos! ✨
The Sims 4 will likely be FREE to obtain throughout PC/Mac & Consoles on October 18!
Extra updates to observe throughout a particular Behind The Sims Summit stream: https://t.co/89B3MDdeek pic.twitter.com/W4Gjg3xl75
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“Our neighborhood has continued to encourage us with the billions of distinctive Sims they’ve created, the numerous tales they’ve instructed, and the exceptional builds they’ve designed,” stated EA in its official announcement of the information. “We’re excited to proceed to welcome in additional gamers than ever to create new tales, and discover with out boundaries. The Sims has all the time been about celebrating new methods to play and affords so many potentialities to find.”
For folk who already personal The Sims 4EA introduced that present house owners will get the brand new Desert Luxe package without spending a dime in the event that they log in to the sport earlier than October 17.
As for the way forward for The Sims 4, Maxis appears to have huge plans, saying it would proceed to replace the sport and add new content material to it for the “foreseeable future.” And we’ll be taught extra about the way forward for The Sims 4 quickly, as EA additionally introduced immediately that it is going to be airing a particular livestream — the Behind The Sims Summit — on October 18.