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‘The Sims 4’ update just introduced gender fluidity to the game — and it’s beautiful

A free update to the 16-year-old franchise made available Thursday will enable players to select their characters’ physique, voice and gait in a way that enables gender customization within the game like never before.

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All gender-based restrictions have been removed from ‘The Sims’ | NME.COM

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simlishnoir:

Electronic Arts have announced today (June 2) that all gender-based boundaries have now been removed from The Sims.

Until now, the popular video game series has restricted certain
clothing, hair styling, body shape, walk type and voice options to
either male or female characters.

However, with a free update made available today, all options will be available to all characters regardless of their gender.

Electronic Arts said in a statement to press today that it wanted to
“make sure players can create characters they can identify with or
relate to through powerful tools that give them influence over a Sims’
gender, age, ethnicity, body type and more”.

I don’t play ts4 but yay!

here’s a screenshot of custom gender settings too! kinda disappointed theres no option along the lines of even just “other” instead of just male/female but there’s a lot more wiggle room and im personally pretty pleased w the improvement bc its a lot more that we get from most everything

well it probably operates on the fact the game only HAS two frame options built in for the actual character models that determine things like having breasts and the sizes of waists and hips and all that so thats probably what its asking altho i see ur point. they would just have to implement a third frame type and thats a lot more work than this because it involves modeling and animating a new set of polygons

All gender-based restrictions have been removed from ‘The Sims’ | NME.COM