Life isn’t perfect. That’s probably why people flock to games where they can live life however they want. Well, good news, because one of the biggest life-sim games is making this fantasy even more accessible. The Sims 4, still the most recent entry in the series, will be made free-to-play across all available platforms. This comes as a result of a joint decision from EA and Maxis. Even so many years after its release, The Sims 4 maintains a huge player base and a very active community. This news is sure to bolster the game’s demographic. Keep reading for all the details.
The Sims 4 Goes Free-To-Play For All
The Sims 4 will transition to a free-to-play model on October 18, 2022. That means you can download and play without cost on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, as well as Windows and Mac PCs across either Origin or Steam. However, it’s worth noting that only the base game will be available for free. If you want access to any of the game’s countless DLC packs, you’ll still have to pay.
Since it originally launched as a premium experience, there are plenty of players who may find this news a bit disappointing. Don’t worry, you aren’t forgotten. To those who already own the base game, EA will be giving away the Desert Luxe Kit for free, which comes with various thematic assets.
Throughout the series, The Sims continues to live up to its title. The game provides players with multiple simulated people (Sims) which they need to oversee. They can control where they live, how they work, and what they do in their spare time — all the while trying to keep them happy or make their own fun. The first game appeared in 2003, while The Sims 4 released in 2014. There hasn’t been a new release since; instead, the game has been expanded through loads of DLC.
The Sims 4 is still one of the most played simulator games in the world. There’s no doubt that commendation will remain once it becomes free in October. While plans for its future may be on the table, the game still has a lot to offer to players today.