The Sims 4

The Sims 4 General Information

Updated Jul 7, 2014 9:27:23 AM by Lauren M
  1. What is The Sims™ 4?
  2. What platforms is The Sims 4 available on?
  3. Will there be an online component to The Sims 4?
  4. Does The Sims 4 require the Origin™ client to play?
  5. Will I be able to bring any of my Sims or content from The Sims 3 into The Sims 4?
  6. How do I stay up to date with the latest info on The Sims 4?
  7. When will The Sims 4 be available?
  8. What is the rating for The Sims 4?
  9. Will The Sims 4 require a persistent online connection?
  10. What are the minimum hardware requirements for The Sims 4?
  11. Who are some of the people that are making The Sims 4?

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1. What is The Sims™ 4?
On September 2nd we are introducing a new generation for The Sims. The Sims 4 is the only game where new Sims with unique personalities open up deep, rich, and sometimes weird possibilities in the stories you create. For the first time, it’s not about WHAT they are, it’s about WHO they are, and they come to life through our brand new creative tools that are powerful, tactile, and easy to use. And, brand new to The Sims 4, players can share their creations with other players directly in the game with our all-new Gallery. The result is a stimulating new gameplay experience that powers a new era for The Sims.

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2. What platforms is The Sims 4 available on?
The Sims 4 will be available for PC. We have no updates on the Mac at this time.

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3. Will there be an online component to The Sims 4?
There will be additional fun and social gameplay elements for players who choose to go online (more to come on that later on) but the core game is designed to be played offline. It's up to the player to choose how they want to play. You will need an EA/Origin account to install the game. Once installed, you don't need to be online to play.

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4. Does The Sims 4 require the Origin™ client to play?
You will need an EA/Origin account to install the game. Once installed, you don't need to be online to play.

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5. Will I be able to bring any of my Sims or content from The Sims 3 into The Sims 4?
The Sims 4 is built upon an entirely new technology. The content from The Sims 3 will not be transferable to The Sims 4.

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6. How do I stay up to date with the latest info on The Sims 4?
To stay up to date on all the latest The Sims 4 news, keep visiting our official website at www.TheSims.com, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSims, and sign up for our VIP Newsletter at www.TheSims.com.

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7. When will The Sims 4 be available?
The Sims 4 will be available for PC starting September 2.

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8. What is the rating for The Sims 4?
The Sims 4 is not yet rated by the ESRB, PEGI or other rating systems. We will update the website once we've received our rating.

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9. Will The Sims 4 require a persistent online connection?
You will not require a persistent online connection to play The Sims 4.

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10. What are the minimum hardware requirements for The Sims 4?
We are working to make the game accessible to as many players as possible. We will let you know once we've locked in the specs.

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11. Who are some of the people that are making The Sims 4?
The Sims 4 is currently in development at The Sims Studio in Redwood City, and the team making the game is comprised by veterans whose experience dates back to the inception of the franchise. We have folks like Robi Kauker, Lyndsay Pearson and Kevin Gibson who have been with the series since the beginning. We will continue to introduce you to more of the team throughout the development process.

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