Rumors about a free-to-play version of The Sims 5 (also known as Project Rene) have been circulating online for quite some time now. In today’s The Sims Summit livestream, Lyndsay Pearson (Vice President of Franchise Creative for The Sims at Maxis) finally shared more interesting details about this!
Now it’s officially confirmed: The Sims 5’s base game will be available for free when it comes out.
Aside from that, we now also know that the game can be played without needing to pay for a subscription.
Besides regular updates to The Sims 5’s base game, there will be additional content and packs that can be purchased. The core game will have basic gameplay and features. By purchasing packs, you can expand this.
Currently, it’s not completely clear what these packs will look like and if microtransactions (for purchasing in-game items and features) will be added to the game, but it seems very likely.
At the moment, there’s still no official release date for the fifth generation of The Sims. The game won’t be available very soon. It will probably take at least another year.
We’ll keep you posted!
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