Since it’s launch in 2014, The Sims 4 has seen it’s fair share of updates, ranging from premium downloadable content to freely available patches that included all new features and game play elements, such as Pools and Ghosts. While the latest free patch includes a number of welcome changes, such as a coloured world map and several new buttons on the user interface, Electronic Arts have opted to include 64 Bit support for anyone who has a compatible Windows operating system.
According to the patch notes, the change from 32 bit to 64 bit is made automatically depending on your system configuration, and upon loading the game after installation, a distinct difference is immediately visible. When going from the main menu to live game play, around half a minute of loading times have been eliminated, and the slight stutter that occurs when travelling through the game map is no longer present. These improvements will certainly be useful next week, when Get Together, the second expansion pack is made available for PC and Mac owners worldwide.
Whether this is true for all users is not entirely certain, but if Electronic Arts can improve game performance in such a significant way to changing to 64 Bit, maybe it is time that every PC developer could consider having both executables as a viable option. Are you pleased to see that The Sims 4 has been given a performance boost? Let us know what you think in the comments below.