The Sims 4 Now F2P; Next Sims in Development

EA summarizes everything announced during today's Behind The Sims Summit Stream Event. This includes the news that The Sims 4 is now free-to-play, as promised. The Windows edition is available from Electronic Arts or Steam and word is the macOS edition is on Origin. As for the future, anyone worried the steady stream of DLC for the game will now dry up, have no fear. We're told more content is "being developed into the foreseeable future," and two expansions will arrive next year. And looking beyond, word is the next-generation Sims game, codenamed Project Rene, is also currently in the works. Here's the summary:
The development team at Maxis also emphasized its dedication to develop new and meaningful The Sims 4 experiences for the foreseeable future. Players can expect more packs, kits, free updates, and Sims Delivery Express drops. The studio offered a glimpse at concept designs for two future expansion packs coming out next year – and shared that infants will be arriving in early 2023.

As a thank you to players for their support, celebration rewards are available across The Sims 4, The Sims FreePlay and The Sims Mobile including a variety of tattoos to adorn your Sims and a special Plumbob Ceiling Fan - all free, and already available in the games.

Maxis gave fans a glimpse of the very early stages of the next generation The Sims game and creative platform, with a working title of Project Rene. The title “Project Rene” was chosen to be reminiscent of words like renewal, renaissance and rebirth to represent the developer’s renewed commitment for The Sims’ bright future.

The game will stay true to what The Sims has always been while pushing to evolve how those Sims think and behave. It will reimagine The Sims with even more ways to play, tools to encourage creativity, and the ability to tell meaningful stories. With Project Rene, players will have the choice to play solo or collaborate with others, and will have the ability to play their game across supported devices.