After the addition of a large amount of paid content, the game will move to a free-to-play model with micro transactions.
Despite the years since its release, The Sims 4 is still going strong to this day. EA along with Maxis have done an incredible job keeping the game updated with paid content that continues to offer many more hours of gameplay. Although, there are players who have spent since the launch of the title $400 plus the cost of the game itself.
For this, and many other reasons, EA and Maxis have surprisingly announced that The Sims 4 will be free-to-play. The base game will go from costing $19.99 to being completely free on all platforms but with a system of microtransactions, of which no further information has been revealed.
A new game model that will be a guaranteed success.
The Sims saga is one of the best known and loved by gamers. Since its inception, it has managed to gather both video game fans and outsiders in this life management simulator. But, this popularity has been increased in its latest release: The Sims 4. Above all, thanks to its extra paid contents that have given an extended life to the game.
Therefore, EA together with Maxis has thought of a new model for the free base game that can allow the entry of new players. Where players will be able to get the base game for free, but will have to pay to get the rest of the extra content that is added to the game. Similarly, this new model of free-to-play with micro transactions was not fully explained by EA.
What has been confirmed is that all players who have purchased the base game of The Sims 4 will receive the Desert Luxe Kit for free. Also, EA Play players will receive new bundles of the game. An explanation of the new model is planned for the upcoming Behind The Sims Summit on October 18, the same day The Sims 4 will become free to play on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.