The Sims 4 Update Adds Full Body Surgery Scars

Image of characters from The Sims 4 with adhesives and surgical scars on their heads.

A significant update to The Sims 4 dropped on PCs and consoles today, and with it comes a new set of control schemes and customization options. This involves things like hearing aids and shapewear, but an extra explicitly targeted at Transgenders in an effort to make them feel included and visible.

Developer Maxis has Official website of the game break The Sims 4His latest updates, including breast binders and top surgical scars.

“In the Body category all players can find the Body Scars category with an option for Teen male Sims and up (masculine or feminine frames) to add top surgical scars for their Sims,” the update reads.

“I finally get to see myself in the game,” one person tweeted in all capital letters.

“Top surgical scar and adhesive?! Very interesting,” shout another tweeter. “So happy to have more reps added to the game.”

Binders and shapewear can compress someone’s chest or give more curvature to their body. In other words, these articles of clothing act as extra ways for trans folks to feel more comfortable in themselves, especially if they can’t afford or aren’t ready for body-altering surgeries.

“Binders and top surgery scars in base game,” a tweeter asked in all capital letters. “[Let’s fucking go, this is a] huge dub of transmascs.

“Oh my god, I’m really crying,” speak another tweeter with a crying emoji. “Finally, top adhesives and surgery! My little transgender heart is so happy.”

There are also medical wearables, such as blood sugar monitors and hearing aids. The Sims 4 all are more inclusive for the disabled community. That’s good shit.

“Tape, top surgical scar, hearing aid and blood glucose monitor?” request a tweeter about this new one 4 . sim card patch. “This is the best update because we can have feminine clothing on a masculine frame and vice versa.”

Kotaku Contacted EA for comment.

The team also added new ways to actually control and interact with the console game, making it easier to navigate and bringing it closer to the PC version. All beneficial quality of life improvements.

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Again, this is all extremely good shit. Even so, there seem to be some issues that still need to be worked out a bit, such as confusion around where things are located and Top surgical scars seem uncommon for some people. However, the fact that Maxis and more broadly EA recognizes and acknowledges its transgender community in a representative way makes me feel gratified. Maybe other studios will follow suit, making cross-country full-blown representation something worth investing in and implementing in the game.


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