The Sims 4 goes free-to-play starting October 18, with a bonus for Game Pass members

Robert Collins

Sims fans (and gamers in general) rejoice: The Sims 4 will go permanently free to play on October 18 across all platforms! The only thing better than great games is great free games!

And developer Maxis has pledged continued support for the game, which released back in 2014, saying “the team is more dedicated than ever to developing new and meaningful experiences for players, and will continue to develop and release packs, Kits and Sims Delivery Express drops into the foreseeable future.”

Those who have already bought The Sims 4 prior to October 18 will receive the Desert Luxe Kit which releases today (September 14). Also on October 18 the Get to Work Expansion Pack will launch as part of the EA Play Edition. And you know what that means—the expansion will be available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers!

Publisher EA has hinted that something “is in the works” for the franchise, and that this something will be unveiled during the Behind The Sims Summit livestream event on October 18. Fans can watch the stream at 10am PT/1pm ET on The Sims channels on YouTube and Twitch.

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