The creators of The Sims are breaking down gender barriers by introducing unprecedented gender customization options for the popular simulation video game!
Game publisher Electronic Arts and developer Maxis announced a free update on The Sims 4 available on Thursday that will allow players to create Sims with any type of physique, walk style, or voice!
While this may not sound like a huge deal, this is the first time in the history of the 16-year-old series that specific clothing, hairstyles, and other options will not be restricted to either male or female!
The developers say over 700 pieces of aesthetics previously assigned to only male or female characters will now be available regardless of gender in The Sims 4 and its expansion packs!
In a statement, the studio revealed 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."
Now, let's hope the rest of the gaming industry follows suit!