This 20 minute demo for The Sims 4 reveals more than we bargained for

Monday, 21st July 2014 00:51 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Sims 4 is going to have some sort of “premium membership” scheme granting early access to extra content, apparently.


EA released a new The Sims 4 video showing off more than 15 minutes of gameplay footage, but game features weren’t the only thing that fans spotted.

At one point during the video, a message pops up mentioning a “premium membership”. Joystiq took a closer look and extracted the following text:

“The Sims 4 Premium. Save on new packs with early access and exclusive items. Become a Premium member to get early access to three new packs, with exclusive items. Your Sims can throw a spooky costume party, camp in the great outdoors, and toast to the new year in style.”

No previous Sims games have offered such a package, although there have been premium editions, packing in bonus content. From the text in the video, it sounds something like Battlefield Premium, a sort of DLC season pass which offers early access to new content for a one-time fee. It seems pretty unlikely EA would set up some sort of regular subscription service given its commitment to making The Sims 4 playable offline.

We’ll see if we can winkle some more information out of EA. In the meantime, enjoy the new footage below. The Sims 4 is coming to PC in September, with a Mac launch expected sometime after.



  1. jmg24bad

    It looks no better than the Sims 3. Fuck this game

    #1 5 months ago
  2. The_Red

    It wasn’t better in the first place.
    They removed MAIN features from the game (Including pools that were in BASE games since The Sims 1) and then later showed TWO pool related expansion packs in their surveys which is rather insulting.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. bradk825

    Oh EA, you just keep reenforcing what people say about you.

    #3 5 months ago

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