EA announces that The Sims 4 DLC is about to become a lot more expensive. The publisher of the popular simulation series details several factors that have led to a price increase for the DLC in certain markets.
The Sims 4 DLC Price Increase Explained
In a post to the game’s official help center, EA explains that The Sims 4 DLC prices will be increasing for players on Windows PC and Mac starting on January 15. While the publisher was able to keep DLC prices the same for “several years,” these prices are now going up as a result of foreign exchange rates, currency values, and the changes to certain regional markets.
All forms of paid-for Sims 4 DLC will be affected by this change, including Stuff packs, Game packs, and Expansion packs such as The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs. Here is a list of affected countries:
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
EA also says that “no refunds will be given for Packs that were bought before the new rates started on January 15.”
The news of a price increase will be incredibly disappointing for The Sims 4 fans who have appreciated the lower rates for so long. Players outside of the United States may feel like this is a slap in the face, after all, it isn’t their fault for living where they do but these price increases may feel like punishment for that.
EA’s article also raises many questions, including whether or not this will affect The Sims 4 DLC on consoles. Moreover, fans will want to know why this change is absolutely necessary. Other retailers such as GOG offer money back for regional price differences and this money can then go towards additional purchases on the store. Would this not be a more beneficial system to EA than just charging customers more money?
We’ve reached out to EA and will update should we hear a response.
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