Electronic Arts has finally released the anticipated “The Sims 4” for Mac, as previously announced in January. The Sims 4 was initially available for Windows in September, but it’s taken several months for the company to launch a Mac version of the game, and lead to the company missing its original 2014 deadline.

The new version of “The Sims” has the same concept as its predecessor, “The Sims 3”. Players control their Sims in various activities and form relationships. The game, like the rest of the series, does not have a defined final goal; gameplay is nonlinear.

“The Sims 4” comes with new customization features, including enhancements in the The Create-a-Sim and Build Mode tools to allow more versatility when creating game content. Emotional state plays a larger role in gameplay than in previous games in the series, with effects on social interaction, user interface, and personality.

“The Sims 4” is available through EA’s Origin platform for $59.99. If you already downloaded the version for Windows, you can have the Mac version at no extra cost. EA is also offering a deluxe version available for $69.99, which includes exclusive bonus content.

Source: Electronic Arts

  • smh

    put it on the app store ffs

    • It’s EA so absolutely everything is Origin. They couldn’t care less about putting their games on other storefronts (even though in theory this would make the game more accessible to people and as such they’d likely make more money).

  • drewjbx

    people actually game on the mac?

    • Dan

      Some people have no choice I guess ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • Carlos Gomes

      Some games, yeah.

      • pbelsley

        as someone who runs a dual boot macbook pro as gaming laptop, some games actually run better on the OS X side. (then again, the windows side is win10)

    • Dean Johnson

      I agree, Macs are not great gaming machines, but they’re not built for it either. So it’s not a smart idea to buy a Mac to game on it. But if you do a lot of content creation and also like to do some casual gaming, it’s do-able on a Mac

    • Andrew

      Sims (especially Sims 4) isn’t really hard core gaming. I’ve been running it on Ultra settings on Boot Camp for a while now with no stuttering — and I can’t even play Portal 2 on Medium settings with my aging Mac.

    • im2slick4u

      Yup, my last gaming pc was having heating issues so i plugged the hard drive into my macbook while waiting for the pc to get fixed to play my games. The 750m actually isn’t terrible for gaming, especially if you use an external monitor. I can run Bioshock Infinite at High Graphics, 1080p 30-45 FPS.

  • Meh… They’d rather port Titanfall on Mac :-/