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Will The Sims 5 Be Free to Play?

What to expect for the Sims' next phase.

The Sims franchise has issued several free-to-play titles over the years, including The Sims Mobile and the later launch of The Sims 4 base game. So now, the question remains: Will The Sims 5 be free-to-play? Here’s what you need to know about this element in the game.

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Is The Sims 5 Free to Play?

According to the September Behind the Sims episode, The Sims 5 will be free-to-play once it officially launches. The VP of Franchise Creative, Lyndsay Pearson, has also mentioned that there will be no subscriptions, nor will there be a requirement to purchase the core game. There will likely be additional packs that you can buy to access more content, as the VP has teased this side content.

The Sims 5 will showcase a fresh take on the franchise, introducing new elements that will change the dynamic of past installments. However, there will still be several familiar mechanics alongside it that are being improved upon for the next generation.

Aside from this information, The Sims 5 will include cross-play functionality for mobile and PC users, allowing them to play on the go and in the comfort of their homes. The game will also feature multiplayer mechanics to introduce an entirely new experience for Simmers, where they can establish their own stories with friends or family.

That’s everything you need to know about The Sims 5’s free-to-play functionality. To learn more about the game, you can check out our general overview of its release date, leaks, and features. Be sure to also explore relevant links for more Sims content.

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Kristina Ebanez
Kristina is a Staff Writer and has been with Twinfinite for more than a year. She typically covers Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released games. She loves the Metal Gear Solid series (Snake Eater especially), Rockstar's Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Her dog is also an avid video game watcher, primarily when there's a horse or a cat. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up gaming on the islands.