Maxis have updated The Sims 4 allowing players to customise their Sims without forcing them into gender boundaries. This is the first time a Sims game has allowed players to customise their characters this much. We expect this to be the standard for all Sims games in the future.
Here’s what Maxis had to say about the new update on their latest blog post: “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, jewellery, 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.”
“You can now dress your Sims in any attire, give them short, long or styled hair, or customize them with some personal accessories to top off their look. Through the addition of new filters and sorts in Create A Sim, what you do with these new options is entirely up to you!”
Some fans are slightly annoyed that Maxis have not created any new NPC characters with both male and female options. Senior Producer for The Sims 4, Lyndsay Pearson,: “The game will not automatically create any NPCs using this new functionality.” We’ve also heard complaints that some people that they would rather the option doesn’t exist, luckily we don’t have to listen to what they have to say.
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