There were a few listings for The Sims 3 Refresh in recent weeks, and thanks to SimFans, we now have a clear answer on what this game is. The Sims 3 Refresh is an internal “code name” for a reboot of the Sims 3 Base Game patched to date. SimFans contacted EA directly and confirmed the speculation.
Because of the many speculations to the title “The Sims 3 Refresh”, which makes for quite some time on different sides of the round, we’ve contacted EA and learned that this is merely a new edition of The Sims 3 that the main game and all previously released patches and game updates already contains.
This we have already tweeted a few weeks ago. Due to the recurring false news and rumors on the net: “The Sims 3 Refresh” is virtually the patched The Sims 3 base game and not a new stuff pack or expansion pack does.
The whole point is that new buyers need to download from The Sims 3 are not many gigabytes of data patch, which have accumulated over the years.