Will there be a Sims 4 DVD Version ?
Yes, Sims 4 is available in different editions on DVD. On top of the DVD you also get a the digital download version for free.
Will I need an online connection for Sims 4 ?
Yes, to install and activate your game, you will need an Origin account and an active Internet connection. This is true for both the DVD and digital download version.
Can I play Sims 4 offline despite that ?
Yes, after activating your game it’s possible to play Sims 4 in offline mode. You do need to login to the Origin client but you can do so in offline mode. Sims 4 does not require a permanent Internet connection.
Does Sims 4 have online aspects ?
Yes, some features like for example the new gallery can only be used if you have an active Internet connection. Sims 4 supports Origin-In-Game but no Cloud Save.
Can I play Sims 4 with a friend online ?
No, Sims 4 is a single-player game.
Can I uninstall Origin after I’ve activated the game ?
Probably not. To start up your game, you will need to login into your Origin account. Without Origin, the game won’t start at all and you can also not quit it after starting the game.
Can I register my DVD key on Origin ?
Yes, this will happen automatically on activating your game. After installing the game, you won’t need the DVD anymore. You can also just download the game and not use the DVD at all.
Do I get a serial key if I buy through Origin ?
The serial key is already registered with Origin when you buy it. You won’t need one.
Does the DVD and Download Version come with some kind of DRM ?
Origin itself is already a DRM so that the activation/installation of the game through Origin will be all that it’s needed. EA has not used Securom on newer games.