The Sims 4 is now completely free on most platforms. You can play the base version of the iconic life simulator on PC (via the EA app, Origin, and Steam), PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

The game was originally released in 2014 and has since gone on to sell over 100 million copies worldwide. The developer EA recently revealed that the next Sims title is in development, although it’s still a few years away from being released.

The Sims is one of the most popular games in the world, and EA promises to continue supporting it for years to come.

“The future of The Sims is built on a foundation of charming Sims, powerful tools, and meaningful stories,” said VP of Franchise Creative Lyndsay Pearson. “This future requires us to stay true to what The Sims has always been while pushing to evolve how those Sims think and behave, to push tools even further when creating and customizing, and to explore innovative ways to not only tell stories but to collaborate on those stories or creations with your closest friends across your favorite devices.”

Until then, you can play The Sims 4 all you want. EA promises to continue supporting the game and says, “Our team is more dedicated than ever to developing new and meaningful The Sims 4 experiences for our players and we will continue to develop and release packs, kits, and Sims Delivery Express drops into the foreseeable future.”

Sims 4 for free on PC or Mac

How To Install & Play The Sims 4 For Free On PC Or Mac

The Sims 4 is always going to be best played on a computer (you just can’t beat the keyboard and mouse). The game is available on both PC and Mac. The process on each platform will look a tad different, but it’s pretty similar.

Step 1: Download and install the EA app (for PC) or Origin (for Mac) or on Steam.

Step 2: Log in to or create a new EA account through the platform of your choice. There are a few ways to sign-up through another account like Google, Facebook, or Steam to save time.

  • Log into an existing EA account
  • Sign up for a new EA account

Step 3: Search for The Sims 4 & click on the sims 4, and then click the Download button.

Step 4: Choose where you’d like to install the game on your device. Unless you have custom folders, you can just click Next down at the bottom of this screen.

If you have custom folders, you’ll have to go through the installation process again, but we’ve provided instructions below.

Step 5:Now that your game is installed, you’re ready to play!

You can launch the game in whatever platform you downloaded it on by opening the app and going to the “Play” tab.