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The Sims Mobile: Frequently Asked Questions (Part 2)

The Sims Mobile sent us some of your most frequently asked questions answered by them. You can check out the first part HERE!

The Sims Mobile – Frequently Asked Questions (Part 2!)

Is The Sims 4 team the same team that develops The Sims Mobile?

The Sims 4 Team and The Sims Mobile team are both proudly part of Maxis, however both development teams work separately. The Sims Mobile team is comprised of a variety of very talented people, some who have worked on previous The Sims titles, and some who come from a mobile background.

With the announcement and release of The Sims Mobile, how does this affect The Sims 4?

The announcement of The Sims Mobile does not impact the development of The Sims 4 or any future Sims 4 content. Both The Sims 4 and The Sims Mobile are part of the Maxis family, but function separately within the organisation.

Is this a port of the Sims 4 to mobile platform?

The Sims Mobile is a brand-new addition to The Sims family. We have been taken into account many of the key learnings and best practices shared by The Sims 4 and The Sims FreePlay, and drawn particular inspiration from The Sims 4 Legacy Challenge, but The Sims Mobile is not a port or new version of either.

What is the main inspiration behind the creation of The Sims Mobile?

We’ve always been inspired by the creativity of the Sims Community for years, and the Legacy Challenge has been one of the stand outs for us. We’ve taken inspiration from that and incorporated some other key elements to create The Sims Mobile.

Why does The Sims Mobile have a very similar art style to The Sims 4?

One of our goals in creating the art style for The Sims Mobile was to unify the visual identity between our titles so that all our players can tell, wherever they are playing, that they are playing a Sims game. Through our visual style we are bringing The Sims family closer together.

Is this a reskin/remake of The Sims FreePlay?

The Sims Mobile is a brand-new addition to The Sims family. We have been taken into account many of the key learnings and best practices shared by The Sims 4 and The Sims FreePlay, and drawn particular inspiration from The Sims 4 Legacy Challenge, but The Sims Mobile is not a port or new version of either.

Does The Sims Mobile use ‘real time’ actions similar to The Sims FreePlay? (eg, actions that take hours to complete)

There are timed actions within The Sims Mobile but they are not based on ‘real time’. The majority of actions within The Sims Mobile are seconds to minutes long. There are a few actions that are in hours but they fall into the minority.

Does The Sims Mobile require players to pay?

The Sims Mobile is available to download and play for free. Any and all microtransactions within The Sims Mobile are definitely optional.

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