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!
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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!
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