EA Announces 'The Sims 4' Will Launch on Mac in February

EA today announced via Twitter that the newest game in The Sims franchise, The Sims 4, will be coming to the Mac in February. The Sims 4 was first launched on the PC in September and EA initially promised a 2014 Mac launch for the game, but was unable to meet that target.

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As with other games in the franchise, The Sims 4 invites players to create and control the lives of virtual characters, establishing relationships, building homes, and helping them advance through their careers. The Sims 4 has received some criticism for gameplay changes and features that were stripped from the previous game, but EA has pledged to return at least some of that former functionality to the game in the future.

The Sims 4 has received several content updates since its September launch, adding in ghosts, pools, and holiday decor. The game's first "Game Pack" expansion, The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat will launch next week, adding new objects, features, and gameplay options.


Mac users who may have already purchased the PC version of The Sims 4 will be able to download the Mac version of the game at no additional cost. Though EA says the game will launch "next month," there is no specific release date specified at this time.

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61 months ago

Gaming on Mac is just lol

You don't buy a Mac for gaming


Calling the Sims gaming is just lol.

You don't buy the Sims for gaming.
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61 months ago
I hope this port isn't as crappy as SimCity one. Or The Sims 3 one. Or anything EA does for OS X.
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61 months ago

Gaming on Mac is just lol

You don't buy a Mac for gaming


I didn't buy my mac strictly for gaming but I welcome those games that come along.
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61 months ago
EA?

I rarely ever say I like/dislike a company. EA is an exception. EA is dead to me. They have destroyed more games than any other company I know. If they buy an IP you like, it will be crap in short order.

/rant over
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61 months ago
Ooh be gah!
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61 months ago

I get that they're trying to keep it saturated and cartoony but it's bordering on looking cheap and low quality for what our machines are capable of, in my opinion of course.

High texture resolution requires a high GPU memory bandwidth, which integrated GPUs do not have. (And integrated is what the majority of macs use these days)

When you have slower memory with greater bandwidth limits, which you also need to share with the CPU, you run into some bottlenecking problems.
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61 months ago

I used to love The Sims 2 on my PC before i went to the Mac. I still have it installed on Boot Camp and play it every so often. Such an addictive game. Didn't care much for The Sims 3.


You can get The Sims 2 on the Mac app store now :)
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61 months ago

Calling the Sims gaming is just lol.

You don't buy the Sims for gaming.


The Sims is a game... therefore it is gaming.
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61 months ago
Gaming on Mac is just lol

You don't buy a Mac for gaming
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