'The Sims' Removes Gender Obstacles in Video Recreation

The creators of "The Sims" are opening up gender customization choices for the primary time within the historical past of the favored life simulation online game.

"The Sims" writer Digital Arts and developer Maxis says a free replace obtainable Thursday for "The Sims four" will take away gender boundaries and permit gamers to create Sims with any sort of physique, stroll fashion or voice.

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"The Sims four" and earlier installments within the sixteen-yr-previous collection beforehand restricted particular clothes, hair types and different aesthetic choices to both male or feminine characters.

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EA and Maxis say over seven hundred items of content material beforehand obtainable to solely male or feminine Sims will now be accessible no matter their gender in "The Sims four" and its enlargement packs.

The gaming medium not often depicts or permits gamers to create transgender characters.

The creators of "The Sims" are opening up gender customization choices for the primary time within the lengthy-operating historical past of the favored life simulation online game.

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"The Sims" writer Digital Arts and developer Maxis stated a free replace obtainable Thursday for "The Sims four" will take away gender boundaries and permit gamers to create digital townsfolk — or Sims, as they’re recognized — with any sort of physique, stroll type or voice they select.

"The Sims four" and earlier installments of the sixteen-yr-previous collection beforehand restricted particular clothes, hair types and different aesthetic choices to both male or feminine characters.

EA and Maxis stated over seven hundred items of content material beforehand out there to solely male or feminine Sims will now be accessible no matter gender in "The Sims four" and its numerous enlargement packs.

The studio stated in a press release it needed to "ensure gamers can create characters they will determine with or relate to by means of highly effective instruments that give them affect over a Sims’ gender, age, ethnicity, physique sort and extra."