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The Sims 4 throws 20th birthday bash with free hot tub item

The Sims franchise is 20 years old and The Sims 4 is celebrating this milestone by giving everyone a free hot tub.


If you've been following our Friday posts for the Weekend PC Download Deals, you may have come across the nugget that The Sims is celebrating its 20th anniversary. And indeed, The Sims first began as a franchise all the way in the year 2000. There's been a lot of quirky living, WooHoo-ing, and all sorts of various Sim-nanigans that have taken place since then across four games. Now EA and Maxis are ready to celebrate the occasion properly by offering a special gift to their players.

There's no better way to throw a party than to use a soothing hot tub. It's a steaming hot party, one that only gets steamier as more people cram themselves in. Now Sims 4 players can try to get their own hot tub party started with the 20th Birthday Hot Tub. This item will be made available for free for all players. It'll be available on all platforms, which should catch the attention of PlayStation 4 owners, in particular. Remember that The Sims 4 is party of the February freebies for PlayStation Plus members.

The Tiny Stuff Living pack was the most recent add-on to hit The Sims 4

Maxis also has some fun stats for Sims players looking back at the past 20 years. According to the Sims website, here are some of the numbers that the franchise has hit over the past few decades:

  • More than 1.6 billion Sims created (6.9 million of them being vampires, 1 million being mermaids, and 217,000 being aliens)
  • 1.3 billion WooHoos
  • 575 million Sim households
  • 37 million Sim weddings
  • 173,000 Sim toddlers
  • 65 million hours spent in the Gallery, with 41 million uploads and 825 million downloads

More expansions are definitely in the cards for The Sims 4 in the future, so stay tuned for any further developments. And yes, we'll be sure to keep an eye on the rumors of online Sims play potentially coming down the pipe. Also, be sure to read up on our interview with Sims GM Lindsay Pearson from back in November.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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