The Sims 4 team made a gender related update to the game today.
The video itself doesn’t properly tell you what exactly they’ve changed, but you can read the full details on this update page here. Basically, they’re now allowing you to choose any sort of physique, tome of voice, or walk style you want to make, with no gender restrictions. This is further expanded to all the clothing, hair, and other visual options in the game. This feature extends to 700 pieces of game content in The Sims 4 base game and expansions.
The News page on The Sims website explains the update further.
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. So, no matter how you like to play, we hope this update to Create A Sim gives you plenty of new options. Personally, we’ve had a ton of fun exploring how good many of the short hair male hairstyles look on the female Sims, and vice versa. And we’re just getting started checking out how outfits and styles look on totally different body types.
Also coming soon, is The Sims 4 Dine Out. You’ll be able to take your sims on trips to fancy restaurants, including those you make yourself. You can pick the Restaurant’s Name, aesthetic, set up the basic necessities like a Host Station, Waiter Station, Chef Station, restroom, and dining spots, design your own signage, pick a uniform attire for your staff and customers, and customize your menu. The update will come with new experimental food to try as you embark on a dining experience with Sim dates, or celebrate a fellow Sim’s birthday.