The Sims 4 Will Now Give Sims “Customizable” Genders

The realm of virtual reality knows no bounds, and that now includes the boundaries of gender.

On June 3rd EA Games announced their newest update of The Sims 4 will now have the option to Customize your Sim’s gender.

In the original gameplay while creating your Sim although you could alter their physical appearance almost any way you pleased, there was only a “male” and “female” option when selecting their gender.

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This was true in all four versions of the game until this recent update.

But now, you can still choose the traditional male and female options, but now may also “Customize Gender.”

This option asks a variety of questions about the Sim you are creating including if your Sim has a more feminine or masculine frame, what their toilet behaviors are, and whether or not the Sim is able to get pregnant.

Clothing selections will also not be limited based on a male or female Sim and will be able to be worn by any Sim.

On their official website,, this is what the team had to say about the newest update:

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.”

This update can be done for anyone who currently owns the Sims 4 game, and will a permanent feature to any future buyers of the game.

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