The Sims 4 Is Cutting Support for Older Machines
As of this June, The Sims 4 will no longer support 32-bit PCs and non-metal Mac OS computers. However, an upcoming Legacy Edition will ensure that players on these platforms can still play the game. Although the release date for this edition hasn’t been confirmed, it should also be out sometime in June. The Legacy Edition will allow for the transfer of saved game files, but it won’t get any future bug fixes or updates.
Check out EA’s full statement below.
“Today we are announcing some changes to the supported specifications for The Sims 4™ on PC and Mac. As of June 2019, we will no longer support The Sims 4 on Non-Metal Mac OS machines or PC 32-bit Operating Systems.”
“Apple has announced plans to phase out support for graphics processing technology called OpenGL and will be moving to a new technology known as Metal. Due to this change, we will upgrade The Sims 4 to work with Metal. For those that cannot upgrade to a Metal supporting OS, The Sims 4™: Legacy Edition will be made available to you. Please see the FAQ below.”
“This update will also retire support for 32-bit Operating Systems. We regularly evaluate our technologies, and to continue growing, improving, and optimizing the game, we have made the decision to retire 32-bit support. If you are a PC player who cannot update to a 64-bit OS, The Sims 4: Legacy Edition will be made available to you. Please see FAQ below.”
“We want to thank all Simmers who have played or are still playing The Sims 4.”
Take a look at our review of the recent The Sims 4 expansion, Get Famous.