EA has announced today that the base game of The Sims 4 will be going free-to-play across all platforms beginning on October 18th, including Xbox One, Series X and Series S. Just download it, and you'll be able to play for free!
Plus, if you're a subscriber to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you'll be able to access The Sims 4 Get To Work Expansion Pack as part of a special "EA Play Edition" on the same day, while everyone who actually buys The Sims 4 until October 17th will also receive the Desert Luxe Kit as a thank you from EA.
Moving forward, EA says its team is "more dedicated than ever" to continue "developing new and meaningful The Sims 4 experiences for our players", with more information to be revealed in a special stream on October 18th.
"With The Sims 4 going 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 drops into the foreseeable future."
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Considering the Sims' history of churning out loads and loads of extra DLC I guess it makes sense it's going free to play. I think this'll be a business move that'll make EA a load of money.
I enjoyed the Sims when it first came out, and I enjoyed Sims 3 but 4 just seemed more like a pay to win model then the previous games. While I didn't mind the expansions for the older games, 4 just seemed to want to nickel and dime the consume which is why I never got it.
With that said I may check it out for free.
First hit is free Kiddies. Then get your parents wallet and the REAL fun begins!
I liked it better the old way, where you paid once for the game and all the fan created mods and content were free, and anyone with a little bit of graphic design or 3D modeling knowledge could put whatever they wanted in the game.
Will it ever be The Sims 5?
Gamepass members get an expansion & people who actually bought the game get a lousy 'kit' that's some BS
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