There's no official Sims 4 multiplayer but you can mod it in
Will we ever get online multiplayer for The Sims 4?
The Sims 4 multiplayer is one of the game's most requested features. While EA has teased it for the future, the only option right now is using Sims 4 mods to play online with other people. Previous releases have made attempts to incorporate online elements with varying levels of success, but – officially at least – there's still no way for regions in The Sims 4 to connect up. But, as we mentioned, EA has talked around the subject in the past so, as well as looking at the modding options, we're also going to take a look at the latest official word on the topic. So here's everything we know about EA's plans for Sims 4 multiplayer, and how to make it happen unofficially.
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What EA has said about Sims 4 multiplayer
If comments from EA's CEO Andrew Wilson are any indication - and you have to hope they would be - an online future is something that the company is considering. This statement is from EA's third quarter of FY2020 earnings call.
"As Maxis continues to think about The Sims for a new generation – cross-platforms and a cloud of a neighborhood world, you should imagine while we will always stay true to our inspiration, escape, creation, self-improvement, motivations – that this notion of social interactions and competition like the kind of things that were actually present in The Sims Online many many years ago – that they will start to become a part of The Sims experience in the years to come.
We are very excited. This is a game that really doesn’t have any competition in its category for delivering and fulfilling these motivations for players and we think of the tremendous growth opportunities for us for many many years to come."
How to use The Sims 4 multiplayer mod
The Sims community has created a serious mod to bring multiplayer to The Sims 4. The Sims 4 Multiplayer mod is designed to let you play with other people in real-time on a local network. The mod basically uses one PC as a server, which allows up to 12 players to join the same game. You can check out the mod at sims-multiplayer.com and there's a Patreon(opens in new tab) if you want to support the project
Remember, this isn't an official EA product, so you'll want to be careful when downloading and installing.