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Sims 5 seemingly heading toward a Free-to-Play with Subscription model

The joke of paying real cash to buy a virtual outfit, a virtual furniture, or a virtual lot to play Sims may become frighteningly real. A snippet from Maxis' career page caught the attention of many simmers when it involves Project Rene (aka Sims 5) looking for a Head of Marketplace & Monetization. The post describes that the newest entry to The Sims reveals a free-to-enter and paid content. It eludes to going away from the traditional buy-to-play model to a free-to-play model similar where players have to be connected online and subscribed to receive new content. The page above is no longer available on the Maxis Careers page (yet reflected on a LinkedIn post  too).  The Sims 4 base game became free-to-play last October 18, 2022. And EA / Maxis introduced Game packs and Kits for The Sims 4. So the likely move for Project Rene (Sims 5) would be to streamline the content distribution by offering a free base game and then building it up through a subscription model or through de