The Sims 4 has been updated to enable players to create Sims without "gender boundaries", meaning players will be able to customise creations however they wish.
"For more than 16 years, The Sims franchise has empowered players to express themselves through open gameplay and endless customization. That's why we're so excited that today's free update to The Sims 4 features an expanded Create A Sim mode with new gender customization options, and gives our players even more ways to play with life," explains developer Maxis.
"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."
Over 700 pieces of content previously only available to either male or female Sims have now been opened up to all Sims regardless of initial gender selection. This includes clothing, hair, jewellery and other visual options.
"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," adds Maxis. "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.
"So, no matter how you like to play, we hope this update to Create A Sim gives you plenty of new options."