EA and Maxis have today released a sizeable new update for their hugely popular mobile game – The Sims FreePlay.

The Brilliant Backyards update brings with it an AR multiplayer mode, so players can now interact with their Sims is some neat new ways.

Subscribe to Pocket Gamer on

This mode can be played on an iPhone or iPad by using Apple's impressive ARKit2. It'll allow you to team up with friends for some co-op building, then place your virtual creations anywhere in the real world.

In addition to the AR features, players will also get the chance to take on some seasonal quests, with new unlockable objects and clothing.

It's worth downloading this one from the App Store or Google Play if you haven't already, even if just for all the upcoming seasonal events.