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The Sims 4: Legacy Edition Is Losing Support on December 12



Electronic Arts’ watered-down version of The Sims 4, aptly named The Sims 4: Legacy Edition, will be losing its support on December 12, 2022.

After just three years on the chopping block, Electronic Arts will be shutting down support for The Sims 4: Legacy Editionmeaning players that still have 32-bit systems will have to either upgrade to a 64-bit, or face losing all of their progress. Mac users, on the other hand, will have to ensure their operating system is running with the latest version, which is macOS 10.11.

The good news is, most PCs and Macs these days tend to come preloaded with a 64-bit system. That said, for those who are still running the game on anything older than a 2015 model may find that 32-bit is the only thing it’s capable of running. And in this case, that’d include games like The Sims 4: Legacy Edition.

Unfortunately, Electronic Arts hasn’t shed light on the reasoning behind the sudden choice to banish the Legacy Edition. It makes sense, though, what with the game turning nine years old next year, and 32-bit systems becoming a little outdated for most PC gamers. Even still, it’s a slight shock to the system—especially for off-peak gamers with older tech.

Should You Upgrade?

So, is it worth upgrading your system just to be able to play The Sims 4? Well, yes. A solid reason for upgrading your system, of course, is to be able to reap the benefits that come with The Sims 4’s online features. Also, future Stuff Packs and DLC can only be accessed via a 64-bit system. So, if you’re running anything that’s considered a little too close to retirement age, then perhaps it’s time to make that all-important upgrade, if only to stay in the loop moving forward.

You can find out more about The Sims 4: Legacy Edition and EA’s snap decision to abandon it over on the official social handle here.

So, what’s your take? Will you be picking up a new copy of The Sims 4 once the old version goes down? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jord is acting Team Leader at If he isn't blabbering on in his daily listicles, then he's probably out writing fantasy novels or scraping Game Pass of all its slept on indies.