A job listing for 'Project Rene', which is the codename for The Sims 5, was discovered on Twitter.
The listing mentioned that The Sims 5 will be 'free-to-enter' and will have a combination of free and paid in-game marketplace and content.
The Sims 4 initially had a paid-for model but transitioned to a free-to-play model with paid expansions, which proved to be successful.
It is likely that The Sims 5 will adopt a similar approach, considering the positive response to The Sims 4's shift to free-to-play.
The job listing mentioned that the 'Head of Monetization & Marketplace' would be responsible for pricing and content architecture, aiming to optimize revenue and analyze spending habits.
There is an emphasis on fostering a 'nimble live service culture' and maximizing long-term revenue through tracking purchases and analyzing player behavior.
These details suggest that The Sims 5 will continue to evolve as a live service game with a focus on monetization and engaging players through a combination of free and paid content.