In a post on their website today, Electronic Arts and Maxis announced that their top-grossing life simulator game, The Sims 4 will be going free-to-play starting next month, October 18. It will be available on most gaming platforms for PC and Console including Steam, EA App, Origin, PlayStation 5/4, XBOX Series X/S and XBOX One.
Those who already purchased a base copy of the game will be able to receive a small token called Desert Luxe Kit. However, players had to redeem this free kit via the official store at https://www.origin.com/phl/en-us/store/the-sims/the-sims-4/addon/the-sims-4-desert-luxe-kit or from the in-game menu on/or before October 17.
In the year 2014, The Sims 4 was released to the public. This life-simulator game allowed players to create their own characters and control their lives however they wanted. Some players used the game to create elaborate stories, while others simply enjoyed playing around with the different options and watching their Sims interact with one another. The game is constantly updated with new content and features, making it one of the best life-simulator games available.
Currently, the base game costs PHP 869 on Steam which is still quite expensive for an 8 years old game. Making it free-to-play next month will enable more players to try this unique experience game and bring more players into the fold. However, once you’ve sum up all of the 60 DLC’s available for purchase, it will cost you around PHP 26,000 to purchase them all.
You can check the official free-to-play announcement on EA’s website at https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/news/play-the-sims-4-for-free-beginning-october-18.