The Sims 4 developer Maxis has released an update for the game that removes previous gender-based limits on in-game characters, unlocking all forms of ~self-expression~ for everybody. CAN YOU TASTE THE RAINBOW.
“This means you can now create Sims with any type of physique, walk style, and tone of voice you choose – regardless of their gender,” reads the announcement.
“We’ve also made clothing, hair, jewelry, and other visual options available to all Sims. Over 700 pieces of content previously only available to either male or female Sims, have now been made available to all Sims regardless of initial gender selection. This includes content from The Sims 4 base game and previously launched packs.”
It’s actually sort of surprising it’s taken them this long – the series has always recognised same-sex relationships between Sims, although it’s entirely possible that some 3D model geometry hocus pocus was required to accommodate more complicated things like clothing. The point is, you can probably now recreate David Bowie’s complete career in the game.
“The Sims is made by a diverse team for a diverse audience, and it’s really important to us that players are able to be creative and express themselves through our games,” said Maxis. “We want to make sure players can create characters they can identify with or relate to through powerful tools that give them influence over a Sim’s gender, age, ethnicity, body type and more.”