Publisher EA and developer Maxis will make The Sims 4 free to play starting next month.
This news comes from a new blog post released today, which also reveals that EA will be holding a Behind The Sims Summit on October 18 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. That’s also the same day The Sims 4 will officially become a free-to-play game, meaning you’ll be able to download the base game for free on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. As for why, it seems the team just wants the game to be available to anyone interested in it.
“Now that The Sims 4 is free to play, our team is more committed than ever to developing new and meaningful The Sims 4 experiences for our players and we will continue to develop packs, kits and Sims Delivery Express drops in the near future and release it.”, reads the blog post.
The post says the team will be sharing more about this transition at the Behind The Sims Summit on October 18, so be sure to tune in if you’re interested. EA Play and EA Play Pro members will get an enhanced experience when The Sims 4 member-only bundles appear in The Play List on October 18. The Sims 4 EA Play Edition includes The Sims 4 Get to Work Expansion Pack, while the EA Play The Pro Edition includes both The Sims 4 Get to Work Expansion Pack and The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Pack.
“And last but not least, we would like to thank our loyal Simmers – we wouldn’t be where we are without your continued love and support for making The Sims Community what it is,” the blog post continues. From September 14 through October 17, all players who purchased The Sims 4 base game will receive the Desert Luxury Kit as a gift. The Desert Luxury Kit allows Sims to relax in their modern oasis with luxurious indoor and outdoor furniture inspired by the natural world. landscape of the southwestern desert and materials such as stone and wood. To redeem the Desert Luxe Kit, simply log into the game and it will be available in the main menu to claim.”
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