Are you wondering if The Sims 5 will be coming to Mac? Well, then we probably have some good news for you.
It is very likely that there will be a Mac-version for the upcoming fifth generation. Why, you might ask? Simply because Electronic Arts (EA) and Maxis, the companies behind the successful The Sims franchise, decided to make this platform a priority for its predecessor, The Sims 4 – and with huge success!
Because of the success they had with The Sims 4 for Mac, it is pretty sure that there will also be a Mac-version of The Sims 5.
The Sims 5 coming to Mac
As mentioned earlier, the success of The Sims 4 for Mac suggests that The Sims 5 will also be released on Mac. This will most likely happen at the same time as the release of the PC-version.
It is expected that most of the new computers running on Apple’s MacOS operating system, including MacBooks notebooks and iMacs desktop computers, will be able to run The Sims 5. Newer, and even more advanced computers, will definitely support the upcoming installment.
There will probably be different versions of the base game, similar to what EA and Maxis did with earlier Sims generations. Each edition for Mac will most likely come with different extra content.
The Sims 5 expansion packs for Mac
As we all know, a Sims game is never complete without expansion packs!
Even though nothing has officially been confirmed yet, it is pretty certain that there will be a large number of expansions for The Sims 5 on Mac.
It is highly likely that EA and Maxis will release a bunch of bigger add-ons, as well as a variety of smaller packs such as game packs and stuff packs.
Popular themes including pets, university, seasons, generations, ambitions, and world adventures are expected to return in the fifth installment as well.
Cross-platform play in The Sims 5
In February 2020, Electronic Arts’ CEO Andrew Wilson shared a few very interesting details on the future of The Sims in a so-called quarterly earnings call, which was shared by Sims Community and business magazine Forbes.
During this call, Wilson confirmed that EA and Maxis are working on an online cross-platform The Sims title for the near future. This suggests that the game – in this case The Sims 5 – will be launched on a variety of platforms.
This is what Wilson said:
“As Maxis continues to think about The Sims for a new generation – across platforms and a cloud-enabled 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 part of ongoing Sims experience in the years to come.” – Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts
Besides the Mac-version, it is pretty sure that the game will also be launched on PC. PC has always been the biggest platform for Sims games and there is no reason that this will change in the near future.
There is also a big chance that the game will be launched on upcoming consoles, including the new PlayStation 5 (PS5), the next-generation Xbox X Series, and the upcoming Nintendo console.
How to download the Mac-version of The Sims 5?
The Sims 5 has not been released yet, so it’s not possible at this moment to buy and download the game or Mac either.
In the future, after the game has officially been announced, there will be different ways to pre-order and purchase the Mac-version of the base game, as well as expansion packs. One of them is through Electronic Arts’ own popular game platform called Origin.
However, Origin will most definitely not be the only way to buy the game. It will probably also be available through Amazon and other webshops including CD key stores. There is also a chance that the game will be launched on Steam as well.
Please note that there are currently a few websites that claim that it is already possible to download The Sims 5. Be careful, this is all fake! Watch out for fake Torrents, because they might install viruses on your computer.
How much will The Sims 5 for Mac cost?
Even though pricing details have not been confirmed yet, it is expected that the base game and expansion packs will not be available for free, unfortunately. Why? Simply because Electronic Arts and Maxis need to make money and it costs a lot of money to develop a game.
So… how much will The Sims 5’s base game and expansion packs actually cost?
When we look at earlier Sims games for Mac, it can be noticed that the standard version of the base usually costs around 40 and 60 USD (or 40-60 euros) at launch, based on EA’s recommended price. The fifth generation will probably have a similar recommended price.
Possible other editions will cost more or less, but this all depends on the content and extras.
Expansion packs will most likely be a bit cheaper based on EA’s recommended price: approximately 15-40 USD (or 15-40 euros) each, depending on their content.
Luckily, there are usually different ways to buy and download games through other parties. The good thing about this is that certain webshops will be offering different packs at a lower price. CD key stores, for example, usually sell games cheaper compared to EA’s recommended price. This allows you to save a lot of money.
Besides that, we are sure that there will be sales and discounts regularly, so you don’t always need to pay the full price. EA has regular sales as well.
Will there be a demo/trial of The Sims 5 for Mac?
It hasn’t been confirmed yet whether there will be a full demo of the game or not. There is actually a big chance that there will be demos available for some specific features.
Looking at earlier Sims games like The Sims 4, it can be said that there hasn’t been a full demo of the game. Instead of that, EA came up with a Create A Sim (CAS) trial version which allowed users to download a beta version of the game in which they could create their own Sims.
The Sims 3 had a similar demo for the base game, as well as a Create A Pet (CAP) demo which allowed gamers to create their own dogs, cats, and horses.
What are the Mac system requirements for The Sims 5?
Mac computers are, in general, not known for being good for gaming. However, Apple continues to improve its MacBooks, as well as iMacs.
The Sims 4 could run on most of the latest Mac computers and it is expected that gamers will also be able to play the fifth generation on MacOS-based laptops and desktop computers, including MacBooks and iMacs.
At this moment, there are no specifications available yet, so we have to wait for the official announcement.
Please note that some websites are claiming to have received system requirements, but this is all fake.