Maxis classic video game The Sims, which was launched in 2000, allows players to interact using virtual characters that are allowed to customize their living environments to achieve fulfillment and happiness, is finally getting with the 21st century and removing gender restrictions:
The Sims 4 features an expanded Create A Sim mode with new gender customization options, and gives our players even more ways to play with life.
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. This includes content from The Sims 4 base game and previously launched packs.
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. 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 Sims gender, age, ethnicity, body type and more.