Latest Sims 4 update removes gender-specific options

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

We are living in an open-minded world and more proof of that comes in the latest update for The Sims 4 that removes gender-specific options. This means that you can select any type of clothing, hairstyle, physique and voice to personalize your character, irrespective of the gender you selected.

More than 700 items that were previously gender-locked are now available to either male or female Sims. It’s time to be very creative with your character.

For the first time, you’ll be able to customize your Sims without the gender boundaries previously set in place. This means you can now create Sims with any type of physique, walk style, and tone of voice you choose – regardless of their gender.

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.

Electronic Arts says that the game was developed for a diverse audience and it wants its players to be as creative as they can possible be and express themselves naturally. The aim is to allow players to create characters they can identify with or relate to through tools that give them influence over a Sims’ gender, age, ethnicity and other characteristics.

Player reaction has been very supportive of the developer’s actions. They salute the initiative, saying the company has updated the game for the times:

Now my Sims can be gender fluid. Thanks for being open and updating the games for the times.

Since the gender-specific options touch on a very sensitive subject, other players don’t agree with the developer’s decision to make the Sims gender neutral and acuse the company of encouraging gender confusion, suggesting it should focus on more important improvements.

Have you downloaded the update? What do you think about the new features?

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