The Sims 4 will be available for free on PC and consoles starting October 18.

This concerns the basic version of the game, without the published expansions. Players who still purchase the game between September 14 and October 17 will receive the Desert Luxe Kit as a gift.

Electronic Arts also states that it will continue to develop and release “packages, kits and the Sims Express Delivery”. More about the future of the game will be revealed at a Behind the Sims event on October 18. The presentation can be viewed on YouTube and Twitch from 7 p.m.