The Sims 5 will be free and online, with the power to design any object and setting.
It should be compatible with both PCs and mobile phones. Project Rene is searching for a Head of Monetization and Marketplace, according to a job posting that has been removed by EA but is still visible on the Wayback Machine. Among the duties are the fact that the game will have a content marketplace and UGC (both free and paid), as well as the fact that this title will be “free to play.”
According to Sims Community, users who spotted this job offer remark that Electronic Arts has used this monetization approach before, with tremendous success with Apex Legends. However, it is also claimed that this might lead to more microtransactions or perhaps a subscription-based service for The Sims brand.
Other than the codename Project Rene, little is known about The Sims 5. Maxis has been previewing the sequel in a series of films, generally accompanying expansion packs for The Sims 4. Project Rene was first announced in late-2022, around the time The Sims 4 turned free-to-play, and updates have been spotty at best. Maxis has provided players with a brief glimpse of the new title’s gameplay, but it appears to be in its early stages at the moment.
According to PCGamesN, an internet job listing suggests that The Sims 5 will be a free-to-play title. The role of Project Rene’s Head of Monetization and Marketplace alludes to the game as “free-to-enter,” implying the possibility of expansion packs. Anyone who has ever played a Sims game will recognise this. Expansion packs have been a staple of The Sims games since the first game, and they continue to be an important element of the economic strategy to this day. However, The Sims 5 going free-to-play at launch would be a first for the franchise, and it will be intriguing to see if this rumour comes true.