The Sims 4 update 1.59 finally adds custom pronouns

EA and Maxis released The Sims for Consoles 1.59 update, adding the ability to customize Sim pronouns. The free patch is ready to download now for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game (also backward compatible for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S).

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A much-requested feature by The Sims LGBTIQA+ community, you can now change pronouns when creating or editing your in-game characters. Previously, players who wanted better in-game representation had to rely on the PC mods, The Sims 4 update 1.59 aimed at creating a more inclusive environment for all players.

The Sims 4 is the best part of a decade now, originally launching on PC in early 2014 before moving to consoles later in 2017. With updates and content packs still rolling out, there is no indication when EA will share news on a potential sequel. For the latest The Sims 4 patch notes, you can check out the full changelog below.

The Sims 4 Update 1.59 Patch Notes

What’s new?

Customizable pronouns are now available in Create A Sim

We’re happy to announce that starting today, you’ll be able to customize your Sims’ pronouns in Create A Sim (CAS) in The Sims 4 if your game client is set to English.

To change your Sim’s pronouns, simply click on the “Hello, my name is…” tab next to the plumbob. You will see the “Custom Pronouns” drop-down menu where you can choose from They/Them, She/She, He/Him, and Custom Pronouns.

If you have chosen to use custom pronouns, the feature will automatically change the pronouns that display when you refer to the Sim to match what you have chosen. Although the feature has been fully tested, there may be cases where the incorrect conjugation of pronouns or the default pronoun of assigned gender may still appear due to intricacies of English grammar. We will work to improve the functionality over time, so please let us know if you come across any instances where the incorrect pronoun is displayed on this HQ Thread Answers.

Initially, the customizable pronouns feature will only be available in English, but we plan to roll out the feature to all 18 languages ​​over time. At launch, custom pronouns can be downloaded from the Gallery and used only in English.

For this first iteration of the feature, we focused on pronouns. While pronouns are a very important element when it comes to greater inclusivity for The Sims 4, we understand that customizable pronouns will not make the game 100% neutral. You will always see examples of gendered language in the game, such as mother, father, policeman, policewoman, etc.

Making The Sims 4 more inclusive of gender neutrality is a process of continuous learning and development for us and we will continue to update this feature over time. For now, we hope that the ability to choose your favorite and custom pronouns for your Sims will make your game feel more welcoming and lovable.

Bug fixes

The Sims 4

  • We reduced the clipping around the ears while using the braided hair with the red knot.

Meet

  • The “Change Game” interaction should now appear when interacting with the “Don’t Wake the Llama” tabletop game.
  • Added customizable pronouns to the game.
  • Improved stability and performance.
  • Pranking and breaking the toilet is all fun and games, until you can’t fix it, which is exactly what happened to the Sweet Escapes Country toilet. Toilets can now be repaired by your experienced Sims or by hiring a repair service.
  • When planning an event, the jump between the Invite Sims and Select a Location tabs will be accurately reflected in the tab icons.
  • Origin In-Game overlay on PC should resize to correct resolution if opened during game client resolution changes.
  • Selecting the button on a video window before the video has finished playing left some players with a gray screen. This shouldn’t happen anymore.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

In our latest The Sims 4 coverage, Miri went over the countryside-themed Cottage Living expansion.

Source: EA

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