That’s what Electronic Arts announced The Sims 4 Free to Play Phase starts next month. The release date for this transition is October 18, 2022. From that point on, The Sims 4 base game will be free for everyone on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Mac and PC via Steam and EA Origin. Several other bonus expansions will be made available to those with an EA Play subscription.
The date and time of The Sims 4 Behind the Sims Summit has also been announced
To explain The Sims 4 free-to-play transition, EA is asking fans to save the date for the Behind the Sims Summit. Airing October 18th at 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT on the official YouTube and Twitch channels for The Sims 4, this special edition presentation provides a roadmap for the next steps in the game. EA has committed to developing additional packs, kits, and Sims Delivery Express drops “for the foreseeable future.”
Beginning October 18th, EA Play subscription owners will find The Sims 4 in The Play List catalogue. The EA Play edition of the game includes The Sims 4 Get to Work Free Expansion Pack, while those with an EA Play Pro membership also get The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Pack.
The developers don’t want to let their loyal fans down either, so anyone who bought the base game before the free-to-play date can get the Desert Luxe Kit for free between September 14th and October 17th. This gift can be claimed from the game’s main menu and features luxurious furniture modeled after the southwestern desert to match the “modern oasis” aesthetic.
Considering The Sims 4 launched in September 2014, this move to a free-to-play model makes a lot of sense. At this point, the game is making money from all the additional packs and expansions, so it’s a good idea to get the base game into the hands of as many players as possible towards the end of the game’s lifecycle.
In other news, the Xbox Discord integration is now working but doesn’t have a dedicated app, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the new name for Breath of the Wild 2.
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