Electronic Arts confirmed in a FAQ on its official website that it will no longer support ‘The Sims 2’ with new content updates.
However, owners of the digital version of the game will be automatically upgraded to the Ultimate Edition for free. The company will also maintain its technical support for the title, the publisher clarified.
"Going forward, EA will no longer be providing any new content or making any additional technical updates to The Sims 2," reads the statement from the publisher. "If you have a problem with your game, you are of course still welcome to contact us here at EA Help.
"Everyone who had a digital copy of The Sims 2 will find the Ultimate Collection in their library within the next 5 days. Just log in to Origin and visit your My Games library."
The Ultimate Collection Update includes the main game alongside all of the expansions that have been launched since the game’s release, back in 2004. This encompasses a total of 8 expansions, including University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, Free Time, and Apartment Life.
The Upgrade will also include the many “Stuff Packs” that have been released in this time-frame, featuring additional items, clothing, and furniture.