The same game that offered your middle-school-self a never-ending closet, digital mansion parties and your very first responsibility over someone else's life, now grants you virtual gender fluidity!
Appropriately following today's polemical movement of gender ambiguity, EA Games has decided to lift all sorts of gender restrictions from The Sims in its latest update. The free upgrade, which has been in the works for about a year, offers players with new variations in everything from clothes to even voices.
So now your petite blonde character could potentially sound like a 6'4 pro-wrestler!
While totally commendable, this is not surprising coming from EA Games, as the company has included same-sex relationships from the very start of The Sims' existence in 2000.
In an interview with The Verge, the game's lead producer, Lyndsay Pearson, boasts the company's constant efforts in "looking for new ways to push creative boundaries for [their] players," by offering these sorts of possibilities.
In case offering these gender fluid options wasn't enough, the development team even got the update GLAAD-approved to ensure that the modifications were appropriate and non-offensive.
It ain't no lie, baby, bye bye binaries.