EA kills updates for The Sims FreePlay on Windows Phone

If you're still harboring an addiction to The Sims FreePlay on Windows Phone, you'll have to do without new content going forward. EA has announced that the Windows Phone version of the game won't be receiving any more updates going forward, leaving players in a tough spot.

Players are being greeted with the in-game message seen above, and Firemonkeys, the development studio behind The Sims FreePlay, has confirmed on its website that it is ceasing content updates for the game. From Firemonkeys:

The Day care update from April 2017 will be the final new content for the Windows Phone platform. We'll still be able to provide technical support for current issues.

Fortunately, it doesn't look like the game will be pulled from the store, or that it will cease functioning. You'll still be able to play along with all of the content that has been released so far, but you won't get to check out any new content that may make its way to other platforms.

Unfortunately, that means that if you want to stay current with content, your only option is to turn to an iOS or Android device.

Thanks to @squaare for the tip!

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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