The Sims 4 came out back in 2014 and you might want to upgrade your PC if you’ve been running it on the same machine you had back when the game first came out. The developers have now announced that The Sims 4 32-bit PC support is going to end this June. The same also applies to non-Metal Macs. This decision has been made as “growing, improving and optimizing the game” is a priority for the developers.

It more of a necessity for Mac users because Apple has started deprecating OpenGL visuals since macOS Mojave. Metal thus remains the only way that EA can ensure proper performance as well as functionality down the road.

Even though The Sims 32-bit PC support is going to end in June 2019, it’s not like the game will no longer be playable on those systems. However, those who stick with it will have to make their peace with a few caveats.

Players will have to download The Sims 4: Legacy Edition which uses the old-standards and won’t be updated with new additions. It will only work with add-on packs that were released in February 2019 or earlier while online features like game banners, Gallery, and social tie-ins will no longer function. End of support for a piece of software also means that the developer won’t release any more bug fixes and that holds true for The Sims 4 32-bit as well.

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