In a landmark move to promote representation and inclusivity, Electronic Arts (EA) announced the addition of trans-inclusive customization options to The Sims 4, its popular life simulation game. The update features medical wearables, such as hearing aids and glucose monitors, as well as top surgery scars and chest binders for male-presenting bodies, and shapewear options for all body types.
EA has been working on trans-inclusive character customization options for several years, and this update represents a significant step in that direction. The new assets, which include a range of clothing items with various color options, are purely visual and don’t affect gameplay. The company has a long-standing commitment to promoting LGBTQ+ representation in the game, having added sexuality and voice options, and custom pronouns, in response to user demands.
Fans of the game have welcomed the new options with excitement, with many expressing their gratitude at finally being able to represent themselves in the virtual world. Some are calling for further representation, including mobility aids and additional medical wearables.
EA’s commitment to trans-inclusive customization options in The Sims 4 demonstrates the company’s dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion in the gaming community. With the recent addition of the new options, players can finally feel truly represented in the virtual world.