Electronic Arts confirmed the end of yet another game this week by announcing that one of the versions of The Sims 4 called The Sims 4: Legacy Edition would no longer be available for download from December 12. It is a product identical in many respects The Sims 4 in terms of content, but is intended for those with older computers to play on and therefore has limitations on what releases and features it can support. They want to keep playing The Sims 4 are advised to find a way to upgrade their systems if they want to keep playing The Sims 4 good and need to migrate their saves to ensure a smooth transition.
The end of The Sims 4: Legacy Edition was announced this week much to the dismay of those still playing that version of the game. It was originally released in 2019 for those playing on 32-bit systems. Those systems are no longer supported anyway and will come on December 12th Legacy Edition will not be available at all.
If you’re using a Mac, EA says to make sure you’re running macOS 10.11 or later. PC players should make sure they have a 64-bit device to play on. Once you’ve met any of those requirements, you’re free to continue playing The Sims 4 via the standard edition or deluxe edition depending on which one you own.
As of December 12, 2022, The Sims 4: Legacy Edition will no longer be available on PC and Mac.
Players can choose to upgrade to the Standard Edition as long as the device meets the minimum requirements. Saved files are also transferable.
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You’ll also want to take your savings with you, unless you’re planning on starting over. EA has provided the instructions to do this:
- Go to your Documents.
- Open Electronic Art.
- Copy the folder titled The Sims 4 Legacy Edition.
- Transfer the file to the same folder (Documents/Electronic Arts) on your new computer and change the title to The Sims 4.
- Launch the game.
EA declined to give a specific reason for the end of this version of The Sims 4 except it said it was saying goodbye to Legacy Edition and the option would no longer be available. This end of the Legacy Edition will follow more EA announcements about games like Army of Two: The 40th Day and OnRush lose support, among other things. Aside from those specific games, it has also been reported that EA would end both the Project CARS franchise and the Dirt games. On the other hand, the developer is also working on several Marvel games among other titles, so those still have players to look forward to.