The Sims 4 will not support 32-bit PC and non-metal Mac platforms from June

64-bit PCs and Metal-Macs only

Electronic Arts has some bad news for anybody who is enjoying the petite universe of The Sims 4 on a 32-bit PC platform. From June 2019, 32-bit rigs and non-metal Macs will no longer be supported by Maxis’ world-building sequel.

The Sims 4 will still be playable on 32-bit platforms, but only in a separate “Legacy” edition. This will remove all online options in-game and will only work with expansions and updates released prior to February 2019. This edition will receive no further updates or bug fixes going forward.

64-bit PCs and Metal Macs will continue to operate as standard. The decision has been made as a way to increase development options and optimise game performance going forward, especially on Mac, where the reduction in Open GL visuals (as of macOS Mojave) has made this ultimatum necessary. You can find out more info over at the official Sims community forums.

The Sims 4 is available now on PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One.

Chris Moyse
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