When the original Sims came to PC in 2000 I was hooked. It was such a refreshingly fun game and with each expansion things got even more fun. The Sims has received quite a few sequels over the years, but for whatever reason I never played any of the follow ups to the original. Seems like that might change now that EA is going to release The Sims 4 for free on basically all platforms.

"We’re excited to continue to welcome in more players than ever to create new stories, and explore without boundaries. The Sims has always been about celebrating new ways to play and offers so many possibilities to discover. Beginning on October 18, 2022, The Sims 4 base game will be available to all new players to download for free on PC via EA app or Origin, Mac via Origin, Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One systems."

I imagine EA will make up for having the game go free to play through the sale of Sims 4 DLC considering there is a whole lot of it. Still, I wonder if this means The Sims 4 will be ending soon or if they plan on having a solid base be free and charging for everything else and continuing with that model? EA says it will spill the beans on the new way forward with the game on October 18th so I'll be curious what they have to say about the game then.

All that to say, I'm very excited The Sims 4 is going free to play and I hope that the base game is as fun as I remember the original being.


Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 09/25/2022 at 12:43am

That's interesting, I just started playing the game again recently. I played briefly, long enough to create my blue self and play a bit. Are you going to be diving in? You can check out this screenshot I grabbed for you: https://imgur.com/WPhJRrN

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/27/2022 at 04:21am

🤣 Love that shot, thanks. Yeah I do plan to play. Might get it on XBox first. Hopefully I can sync with PC or something?

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 09/27/2022 at 04:48am

Surely it'll be connected. If you're interested in some game play, check out quill18's playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs3acGYgI1-tqsWEfvCdajwxHcGW5uCAk

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/27/2022 at 01:30pm

I didn’t know you could blue yourself that much 😂

I played the first sims a bunch but barely touched the second and haven’t tried any since. It’s a no brainer to make the base game free to get everyone interested in the expansions!

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 09/27/2022 at 02:55pm

Yeah, I then imagined having blue skin IRL.
🎶"Da ba dee da ba di
Da ba dee da ba di"🎶

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