As we reported a few days ago, the Sims will include cross-dressing, meaning that characters will be able to dress up without mentioning gender stereotypes – men will wear high heels and women will wear suits if the player wants them to.
But it is not the only thing why the Sims is called a gay-friendly game: it accepts same-sex marriage, gay parenting, extra-marital sex and non-traditional families. Creating a character a player can choose everything – from gender (and it is not only male and female, trans characters are also available) to the highness of voice and ability to get pregnant (yes, even for males!).
Pushed on the changes, Maxis said: “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.”