‘The Sims 4’ is now free-to-play on all platforms

After EA and Maxis announced the news last month, The Sims 4 it is now officially free for everyone.

As of October 18, The Sims 4 It’s now permanently free on all available platforms, including PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.

This means that all users who have not yet purchased the game on their desired platform can get the game at no cost. However, this only applies to the base game, which would have originally cost around £40. Content expansion packs and other game bundles will still cost money.

For players who already own the base game, EA and Maxis offered the latest version of the game. luxury desert free downloadable content (DLC) until October 17.

The Sims 4. Credit: Maxis.

“With The Sims 4 free to play, our team is more dedicated than ever to developing new and meaningful The Sims 4 experiences for our players and we will continue to develop and release packs, kits and Sims Delivery Express for the foreseeable future,” the developer said in a blog post shared at the time of the announcement.

The Sims 4 was originally released in 2014 and has become one of the most popular life simulation games in the genre. Since its launch, it has released 12 expansion packs, each with its own unique theme, as well as 12 smaller game packs.

Maxis plans to continue developing DLC ​​for the game.

Elsewhere, during yesterday’s (October 18) ‘Behind The Sims Summit’ livestream, EA officially confirmed that The Sims 5 it’s in development but won’t be released for “a couple” of years.

Codenamed Project Rene, EA is calling the game the “next generation sims game and creative platform,” and shared some work-in-progress screenshots showing off the new building mechanics.

In other news, the Obligations The franchise won’t be coming to Xbox Game Pass for “several years” due to Sony’s ongoing deal.

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