The Sims 4

The Sims Team officially addresses Pronouns for The Sims 4

It’s no secret that the simming community has been very passionate about wanting to add pronouns options to The Sims 4. After several weeks, petitions, comments and more from the community The Sims Team finally addressed the possibility of adding Pronouns to The Sims 4 in their latest Inside Maxis Livestream.

Although they cannot for certain say that Pronouns will be added to The Sims 4, they did confirm that the team has been evaluating new ways of adding gender neutral language and pronoun options in the game while also having the game fully accessible for all 18 supported languages.

You can check out the full transcript from GrimSuruDoi’s statement from Inside Maxis down below:

This is a question that’s certainly been on the minds of the community. I think to start off as an entire team I’d say that when it comes to representation – it’s not a destination. It’s a journey that we’re all continuously working towards across the board. We’ve seen and read your comments regarding pronouns and their availabilty in the game and we hear you.

At this time we can’t confirm anything in regards to timing. What we can say that for a long time our time has been evaluating ways to add gender neutral language while considering how complex it would be to do so. Currently we’ve been investigating changes needed considering not only the size of our game but the possibilities of all 18 supported languages to make sure that we do this work in the best way possible.

This is super important to all of us which means we want to make sure that when we do it – we do it right.

I want to thank you for your continuous support for a truly representative environment in game. We are hopeful for the future. We look forward to sharing progress when we are able to as well as on our future plans for this aspect, and others across the game as well.

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