If you had a slightly twisted childhood, you might have some particularly haunting memories of trying to drown your Sims while deleting the ladder in their backyard pool or making them wet themselves after removing the door.
Just me? Ok..
Well, for those craving a bit of nostalgia, get ready because EA has just announced they will be offering the game for free next month, so make sure your cheat codes are set to motherlode!
More players! More stories! More ways to chaos! ✨— The Sims (@TheSims) September 14, 2022
The Sims 4 will be FREE to download across PC/Mac & Consoles on October 18!
More updates to follow during a special Behind The Sims Summit stream: https://t.co/89B3MDdeek pic.twitter.com/W4Gjg3xl75
EA made the announcement via a press release that read: “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.”
EA revealed that they had made the simulation game free as a ‘thank you’ to their loyal fans.
And it’s safe to say that fans were extremely appreciative of the freebie as one person tweeted: “Best day of my life.”
Another said: “Wow. Did not expect to wake up to this. Great news! The Sims 4 base game will be free.”
A third person commented: “I better see all of you playing with your free Sims 4 game on my TL please I need more people to talk about The Sims with it's sad.”
While another shared: “Is this a sign to finally play this game?”
I mean, if this isn’t a sign, I don’t know what is.
Additionally, those who have already bought the EA game can redeem The Sims 4 DesertLuxeKit from now until October 17.
All you have to do is simply log into the game and claim your new kit via the main menu.
Following the announcement, some fans speculate it could mean that The Sims 5 is on the horizon as a release date is yet to be announced.
However, it's rumoured to be a multiplayer game, according to Chief Studio Officer at EA, Laura Miele, as she says the company wants to focus on the social component of the game.
She told Sims Community last year: “I think 20 years later we learned a lot about how players interact, what motivates players, how players can come together co-operatively and so as you imagine as we think about the next generation of The Sims it’s SUPER important for us to have the best tools, the most flexibility and for players to really expand on their creativity, remix items and objects in the world.”
Featured Image Credit: EA.
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