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The Sims Introduces New Trans-Inclusive Options & We’re Cheering

The Sims Introduces New Trans-Inclusive Options & We’re Cheering

The Sims's new trans inclusive options
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The game has rolled out new top surgery scars, chest binders, and shapewear customizations.

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When it comes to trans-inclusivity in video games, Electronic Arts isn’t playing around.

The Sims has long been at the forefront of inclusivity, and its latest update is yet another example of its creators proving their commitment to representation.

On Tuesday, EA announced that new trans-inclusive “medical wear” options include top surgery scars, chest binders, and shapewear.

“We have so much new stuff with this release and we can’t wait to dive in and tell you about it,” EA shared in a statement. “While we have added a few new assets, these are purely visual and don’t add new gameplay functionality.”

These new options can be found under the Body and Face Accessories in Create a Sim. There, players will find other new additions, including a hearing aid for toddlers and glucose monitors.

“@TheSims omg yes thank you as someone who wears hearing aids I need this for my Sims”

Under the body section, “all players can find a Body Scars category with an option for Teen and older male Sims (masculine or feminine frame) to add a Top Surgery Scar to their Sims.”

There are two new garments available as well. In Create a Sim, under the Tanks section, players can choose a binder top for teens and older Sims. There is also tucking underwear shapewear in the Underwear category for Bottoms.

It’s no surprise that these changes are deeply meaningful for queer players, who are celebrating their addition online.

“@TheSims Binders, top surgery scars, hearing aids and glucose monitors? This is the best update since we could have feminine clothing on masculine frame and vice versa”

“@TheSims chest binder?? and top surgery scars??”

“@TheSims now why am i crying over a sims 4 update in the year 2023”

“@TheSims thank you so much for this update ❤️ so many happy trans and disabled simmers around today”

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Rachel Shatto

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Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.

Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.