The Sims 4 update includes the ability to add custom pronouns to Sims

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In collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and GLAAD, The Sims 4 is adding a brand new update that will allow its players to add custom pronouns to their Sims in Create a Sim. The news came through a quick social media announcement that confirmed the new feature.

Along with this new feature, the update will also implement some bug fixes. You can see a full statement regarding customizable pronouns on the right, taken directly from a blog post at the community sitejust below.

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.

Fans can expect the update to go live in The Sims 4 later today.

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