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The Sims 4 adds trans-inclusive customisation options

The Sims 4 adds trans-inclusive customisation options

As well as assistive and medical devices like hearing aids.

The newest update for The Sims 4 has added even more inclusive options to the game, like assistive and medical devices, top surgery scars and binders for players' Sims to wear.

We would safely assume, then, that this universal approach is applied in The Sims 5. Announced in late 2022, it's currently codenamed Project Rene to symbolise a new start, or renaissance, for the series. It's no secret that The Sims 4 had a rocky time of it trying to impress those raised on the frankly inimitable features of the previous two games. Yet, with the team's commitment to diversity and inclusivity in The Sims 4 and the reinvented customisations in Project Rene, it might buck the trend.

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Back to The Sims 4 and these new options for your Sims. "We do want to make a quick note that while we have added quite a few new assets, these are purely visual and don’t add new gameplay functionality," explained The Sims Team in the blog post. So, with the new update that is active across PC, Mac and consoles, players will be able to select a binder and shapewear for their Sims to wear. The binder is available in the Tops category for Sims Teen and older and the shapewear is found in the Underwear category in Bottoms, and is applicable to the same life stages.

In the Body and Face Accessories section, there is a Body Scars category that contains the top surgery scars for Teen and older male Sims (irrespective of a masculine or feminine frame). The Body and Face Accessories also offer the new Medical Wearables with hearing aids and glucose monitors, available from the Toddler stage and from the Child stage respectively. Again, these are all available now in the newest update for PC, Mac and consoles.

Featured Image Credit: Electronic Arts

Topics: The Sims