The Sims game series has always been a beacon of exploration, discovery, and freedom in the video game universe — but they’ve always seemed to lean toward a more “traditional family” style of simulation. All of that is about to change, and I’m stoked.
Today, the Associated Press reports that Maxis is releasing a new Sims 4 update that will officially remove gender boundaries from character creation. Players can now change Sims’ genders whenever they want, and they can designate which Sims are capable of reproducing. Sims will also be able to have any physique, voice, and attire regardless of their gender.
The series has been in support of same-sex romances since The Sims 3, but never have they embraced trans, non-binary, and other gender identifications. It goes without saying that this is a huge step forward for the franchise, and a telling sign of where we stand as a culture. I love it.
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