The Sims 4 base game will be free –

Studio Maxis, owned by Electronic Arts, will support the development of the game for several more years.

Nearly ten years after its release, The Sims 4 will be free to play. Electronic Arts and Studio Maxis have announced that The Sims 4 base game, which does not include many expansion packs, will be available for download on October 18th. Gamers on Windows PC, macOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S will be able to enjoy what remains one of the best life simulation games today for free.

Looking forward to the likely The Sims 5?

If you already own The Sims 4, you will receive a bonus pack. Indeed, players who purchase the game before October 17, 2022 will receive the latest Desert Luxury Bundle, the specifications of which can be viewed on the Electronic Arts website.

The publisher launched The Sims 4 in September 2014. Since then, developer Maxis has released a slew of (paid) add-ons and packs for the game to make it big in Hollywood, send Sims to high school or college, or create supernatural Sims like werewolves or vampires. Maxis also updated the game with free updates, the latest of which added more storytelling options for the Sims living in the neighborhood.

Given those 8 years of existence, fans of the franchise are wondering if the game has reached the end of its career and are wondering if The Sims 5 is in development. With the announcement that the base game would be free-to-play, Maxis stated that “the team is more committed than ever to developing new and meaningful player experiences and will continue to develop and release packs, bundles and The Sims Express Delivery for the foreseeable future.” “.

Electronics Arts has revealed that players will be able to learn more about what’s in development for the franchise on October 18 at an event called “Behind The Sims Summit.” You can follow the stream live on the game’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

The Sims 4 base game is currently available to purchase for $19.99 and is included on EA Play on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. EA also still offers The Sims FreePlay, a free mobile game that originally launched in 2011 but continues to be supported.

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