The Sims 4 is now free to play: how to download and play for free on PS4, PS5, Xbox and PC (Steam)

EA's game becomes free for everyone starting today, October 18, and anyone will be able to enjoy its base content without paying a single dollar.

The Sims 4 is now free worldwide. 8 years after its launch (back in 2014), EA's game goes to the free-to-play format. That's right, The Sims 4 becomes free for anyone who wants to try it and get it. And when we get it, it will be forever, of course. Although it is only and exclusively the base game (without any kind of expansion or downloadable content), a free horse... You can download it now on PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store and Steam to have it available on the platform that suits you best (or all of them). Because The Sims never go out of style.

How much do all The Sims 4 DLCs cost?

According to The Sims 4 page on Steam, the game has 59 downloadable content with a price between 5 and 40 euros, being able to acquire all of them for $984.43, although right now, there is a sale on Steam that reduces the amount to $641.42.

A figure that will be expanded soon, because with the conversion of the game to free to play, EA has promised to be "as committed as ever to developing new and meaningful experiences for players and will continue to develop and release The Sims 4 packs, Kits and Sims Delivery Express drops in the foreseeable future."

When will we have The Sims 5?

EA has been avoiding pronouncements on the matter for eons now, so any date you find out there is a mere guessing exercise. Still, judging by the new DLC plans for The Sims 4, it's highly likely that we won't see The Sims 5 until 2024... at the earliest.

Luckily, and to kill the wait, The Sims 4 continues to give us great moments, partly thanks to the best mods from the community and partly due to the nonsense that can happen as soon as we activate some of its funniest cheats and codes.