The Sims 4 is going free-to-play – here’s how to get it

THE Sims 4 will soon be free to play, giving everyone the opportunity to build their own virtual city.

Since the first Sims game was released in 2000, millions of people have spent hours building their own simulated families and lives.

The base game will soon be free to play.


The base game will soon be free to play.Credit: EA

Soon everyone will have the opportunity to try their hand at being the invisible overlord as the base game is given away for free from publisher EA.

EA hopes that the move to the free-to-play model will encourage more people to play, thereby expanding its player base.

Starting October 18, 2022, anyone who doesn’t already have a version of the game can download it for free.

This can be done on PC via the EA App, Steam or Origin, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

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There will also be an EA Showcase on the day to outline what the company has planned for The Sims going forward.

The studio promises to continue releasing kits, packs and expansions in the future.

EA Play and EA Play Pro members will receive The Sims 4 members-only bundles on the day.

The Sims 4 EA Play Edition includes The Sims 4 Get to Work expansion pack.

The EA Play Pro Edition includes both the above pack and The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Pack.

Those who have already purchased The Sims 4 will not go empty handed.

EA has promised these players a free expansion pack for their long-term loyalty to the game.

Dubbed the Desert Luxe Kit, the bundle will be available for redemption by players from today (September 14) through October 17.

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Here Sims can relax in their modern oasis with luxurious indoor and outdoor furniture inspired by the natural landscape of the Southwest desert.

To learn more about how The Sims 4 is free to play, visit the EA website.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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