Sul sul! Electronic Arts is now offering The Sims 4 base game as a FREE to download on PC, Mac, and Consoles as of October 18, 2022.
Their article teased MORE big announcements coming at the Behind The Sims Summit stream, which you can watch on the stream events here: YouTube and Twitch
“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.”Source EA Games
Free Gift Until October 17
From September 14 through October 17, 2022, all players who have purchased The Sims 4 base game will receive the Desert Luxe Kit as a gift. You just need to log into the game and in the main menu claim the Kit.
Desert Luxe Kit Items
The Desert Luxe Kit comes with 27 items, a variety of building and decor pieces from windows to furniture, hanging lights and a fireplace, a nice barbecue and simple but useful curtains. We love the bookshelf with the added decor pieces. The description reads:
This collection features neutral colors inspired by the natural landscape of the Southwestern desert and materials like stone and wood. The overall look is luxurious and understated, ideal for building a relaxing oasis in your Sims’ home or on their patio. Arrange a bar, loveseat, fireplace, and more to look like functional architectural elements built into your space and create the perfect venue for your Sims’ next big party or intimate dinner.Sims 4 Desert Luxe Kit
Here’s some images of the new Desert Luxe Kit items:
Sims 4 Announcement on Twitter
Here’s the announcement on Twitter:
We’ve been fans of The Sims franchise since the original game launched in 2000, a move in the direction of accessibility for more players is usually a good thing. Many other AAA games offer their base games for free when they’ve been around for a long enough time (think FFXIV and World of Warcraft).
The Sims 4 is now on 8 years, which is certainly a long time in the video game world. Let’s hope this is for the good of the franchise.