Makers of The Sims have rolled out an update that gets rid of all gender barriers in the game.
Now players have no gender limits when customising their characters – previously hair, clothes and other options such as physique and voice were restricted by whether the character was male or female. EA have now said over 700 pieces of content will be available to any gender.
The studio said in a statement 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.’
The update has been worked on for over a year and the Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation were consulted to make sure EA got it right.
Executive producer Rachel Franklin told Associated Press: ‘Female Sims can wear sharp men’s suits like Ellen (DeGeneres), and male Sims can wear heels like Prince.’
The game’s makers introduced same-sex relationships in 2000 and same-sex marriage in 2009.