EA Officially Announced: The Sims 5 Will Be Completely Free!
EA has announced that The Sims 5 will be completely free-to-play. So how will the in-game content be? Here are the details!
Electronic Arts (EA) has confirmed that The Sims 5, codenamed Project Rene, will be a free-to-play game without the need for core game purchases or subscriptions.
Unlike some mobile games, The Sims 5 will not include “energy mechanics” to earn money. Project Rene will offer an in-game marketplace for official and user-generated content, both free and paid.
While Project Rene will not initially have all the features of The Sims 4, it will gradually add new experiences and content over time. For example, paid content packs such as the Winter Sports Pack, which includes snow-related activities, and potentially other packs inspired by different weather elements.
EA plans to monetize in-game content
EA plans to keep The Sims 4 and its mobile versions alongside the new game and provide ongoing updates and content for them. The Sims 4 will add new Kit Packs and, for the first time in more than two and a half years, the Home Chef Hustle Ingredient Pack, which offers cooking options, monetization opportunities, new items and more. Additional details on this update will be announced on September 14th.
EA said in a statement: “It’s a little early to know exactly where we’ll draw the line, but it’s important for us to lower the barriers to play and give everyone the widest range of shared systems because it feels like the best foundation for growth.”
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