The life simulation game The Sims 4 will soon receive a new update allowing your characters to choose a sexual orientation.
This new feature will be included for free in the “High School Years” expansion pack that we had the opportunity to test recently. Specifically, it will allow your Sims to feel attraction, opening new gameplay possibilities for the player.
More inclusiveness for sims
Sexual orientation will be decided from the Create Sim menu. It will define your Sim’s attractions in various ways. For example, his or her attraction to people of the same or opposite sex. It will also be possible to opt for something less “direct” by choosing a natural discovery of attractions through interactions with other Sims.
You will have understood it, with this characteristic, the license seeks to be even more inclusive. It is also a way for the developers to reflect more realistically the world we live in:
The Sims team understands that sexual orientation is an essential, complex, and inherent part of how people live and find their community. By consulting with nonprofit organizations like It Gets Better and GLAAD, The Sims 4 has created a detailed and clear option for players to experience various forms of sexual orientation for their Sims.
If all this has left you wanting to know more about this new feature that is more complex than it sounds, EA invites you to check out the latest developer diary presented by SimGuruJessica, the lead designer of the new expansion pack.
So don’t forget, The Sims 4: High School Years expansion will be released on July 28, 2022 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Are you looking forward to (re)going to your teenage years?