The Sims 4 game is now free to play, here’s what you need to know

In this photo illustration, a PlayStation (PS) controller and The Sims 4 game logo seen in the background. (Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Electronic Arts is giving gamers the experience of playing the Sims 4 for free.

The Sims 4 base game is now available for players to download for free on their computer through the EA app, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One systems.

EA Play and EA Play Pro members can now get an upgraded experience after the member-only bundles of The Sims 4 became available on The Play List on Tuesday, according to EA’s website

Players can share their creations with other players directly in the game through a new gallery feature, a section in the game where gamers can browse, share, and download content created by other players without having to leave the game they’re playing.

The Sims 4 is a life simulation game that lets players create characters and unique stories using creativity and humor, EA explains on their website. 

"With The Sims 4 going free to play, our team is more dedicated than ever to developing new and meaningful The Sims 4 experiences for our players and we will continue to develop and release packs, kits and Sims Delivery Express drops into the foreseeable future," EA said in a statement on their website. 

EA hosted a special-edition stream with details on the new game Tuesday. 

This story was reported from Washington, D.C.