The Sims 4 will soon be free, according to EA
EA has announced that The Sims 4 will soon be going free-to-play, changing the game’s payment model to give gamers of life-sim Maxis a more direct line to its additional content.
The Sims 4 is set to go free-to-play on October 18 next month, which means PC players won’t have to pay for the base game from next month, according to the game’s Origin page.
A special stream on the same day as the free game launch will also go into more detail, but EA has already said it’s committed to releasing additional content in the future.
All players who have already purchased The Sims 4 will receive the Desert Luxe kit as a gift.
EA probably decided to change the base game of The Sims 4 in order to tempt more people with the endless list of expansions that were released for the 2014 game. On Steam alone there are 58 pieces of DLC, which range from large expansion packs to mid-sized game packs and small stuff packs. There are even mini-collections called kits that provide more in-game choices.
Before The Sims 4 went free, EA offered a free sim builder demo, along with the ability to try the game for free as well.
You can go to the official Original Shop Page for The Sims 4 right now and see it says the game is going free on October 18th, and even wishlist for the game to remember the change closer to the time.
Although not confirmed by any stretch, making The Sims 4 free could indicate that EA and Maxis believe the game has reached the end of its life cycle, or that a potential The Sims 5 could be on its way to sometime soon. We even set a release date and wishlist for The Sims 5 earlier this year.
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