Electronic Arts has published the third installment of the Behind The Sims series, dedicated to The Sims universe. In it, the developers talked about new content in The Sims 4, The Sims Mobile and The Sims FreePlay, and, more interestingly, shared details of Project Rene (The Sims 5).
First of all, it was confirmed that Project Rene will be distributed via a Free-to-Play model. According to the authors, you can play it completely free of charge – without subscriptions, without mandatory purchases to complete the game, and without the need to replenish your energy supply with money.
Project Rene and The Sims 4 are planned to be developed in parallel. The new game will receive both free and paid content. For example, an update with weather changes will be free, but you will have to pay for an addition with winter sports.
In addition, the developers are going to involve the community in the development of Project Rene. As options, they are considering periodic open and closed testing of patches, as well as offering early access to certain players.