Just saw this CBC article on the Sims 4
It’s a good thing. It does serve to remind us, though, that a lot of the options in videogames to let people play as their own sexuality and gender are there by default and have to be intentionally removed by coders. You don’t want characters of the same sex getting married? You have to write,
if (sim.gender!=sim.gender) alert(“No gays!”)
In the code. In this case they put gender tags on a bunch of clothing and hairstyles. They did work to exclude people from certain customizations. The default setting is that anyone can love anyone, anyone can marry anyone, anyone can dress however they want and cut their hair however they want.
Anyway, they’ll save themselves a bit of work in Sims 5.