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The Sims 5 to Be Available for Free, Confirms EA


Lyndsay Pearson, the Vice President of Franchise Creative for The Sims at Maxis Studios, has officially confirmed that The Sims 5, referred to as Project Rene, will be offered as a free download across all platforms upon its release.

This confirmation comes in the wake of a job listing posted in June, which initially hinted at the possibility of the game being accessible for free.

In a recent episode of Behind The Sims, Pearson provided further details on this exciting development, expressing, "We have plans for Project Rene to be available as a free download, meaning that when it's ready for our players, you can jump into Project Rene without the need for a subscription, buying the core game, or dealing with energy-based mechanics."

For a comprehensive understanding of this announcement, you can watch the full video.

While the core game will be freely accessible, akin to The Sims 4, players can look forward to the release of additional expansion packs and content post-launch.

Pearson clarified in the video, "In addition to regular updates for the base game, we will have content and packs available for purchase, but we are intending to adjust the balance in this regard."

Moreover, Pearson suggested that Project Rene might not initially match the depth of features seen in The Sims 4, but the development team is dedicated to providing fresh content and expansion packs that The Sims 4 might not have in its pipeline.

While the details of these packs remain undisclosed, further information is expected to surface as Project Rene's development progresses.

Despite the absence of an official release date for Project Rene, Behind The Sims is continuously providing valuable insights to build excitement for the forthcoming game.

While there is much more to uncover, the prospect of the game being free to download on all platforms is undeniably thrilling.

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