The Sims 4 Will Not Be 'Always Online'

May 6, 2013 -

Is EA and its Maxis studio learning a lesson from SimCity? We think so. Today Electronic Arts announced The Sims 4 will be coming to the PC and Mac sometime in 2014. The company also confirmed to IGN that the game will not require an internet connection in order to play, or more precisely, that it will have a single-player offline play.

“The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world,” EA wrote in a press release announcing the game this morning. “Their continued devotion to the franchise ignites the fire of creativity of the team at The Sims Studio, driving them to continually improve and innovate on one of the world’s most successful simulation game that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.”

EA did not say whether it would require users to have its Origin client installed in order to play though. Likely the game will require an Origin install. EA promises to release more information on The Sims 4 later today, and you can expect to hear more about the game later this year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Source: IGN




Re: The Sims 4 Will Not Be 'Always Online'

Is this not what everyone said about The Sims 3 after Spore? Everyone though EA learned their lesson but like what happened with the Always Online DRM it will be back

Re: The Sims 4 Will Not Be 'Always Online'

Why would anyone bother to pirate Sims 4 anyway. Sims 3 was such a total nightmare to patch or add expansions to since every update had a 50% chance of deleting your saves and every expansion corrupted the previous expansion... The pirated versions were not any more stable sadly. I would think that the inability to actually play the game would act as it's own DRM.

Re: The Sims 4 Will Not Be 'Always Online'

Eh, much as I like The Sims, I flat out uninstalled The Sims 3 when it kept bugging me to install Origin.

Re: The Sims 4 Will Not Be 'Always Online'

I am trying to determine if Origin is a better alternative to SecuROM that EA had been using for previous Sims installments. SecuROM was a HUGE pain for fans of the game as it would break with pretty much every expansion pack.

Re: The Sims 4 Will Not Be 'Always Online'

In regards to CNC Ultimate, it is a god send to me as I paid as much for the origin version of 3 + Kane's Wrath and got the rest of the games for free.  I had to crack my legit copy as SecuROM would throw a bitchfit over my LEGIT DVD and it would take about as long for me to download and install the base game and the expansion as it would to INSTALL ONLY THE BASE GAME WITH THE DISC

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