Sims 4 Lacks Diversity


A couple of months ago, The Sims 4, a life simulation game, was called out by multiple gamers on how bad the skin tone options were in the game.


The Sims 4 base game includes only twenty-four skin tones, six of them are a shade of grey, one of them is blue, one of them is red, and one is green. This leaves only sixteen natural skin tone options.


Why is this a problem? This is a problem because, in real life, people come in all different colors, not just sixteen. For a game that is supposed to simulate real life, the lack of skin color diversity is not very lifelike.


Gamers had to rely on custom content to be able to add diversity to the game, until now.

The Sims 4 team and EA have decided to roll out a base game update in December that includes over ninety different skin tones. This update will include cool, neutral, and warm skin swatches. In addition, there will be sliders that allow the player to adjust all swatches.


If this update works flawlessly on all platforms then it could possibly be one of the best Sims 4 updates.


This update just rolled out last week. The update exceeded expectations when gamers found out they could make custom skin tones and save them in the game to be used over and over again.


The feedback about the new skin tone update was mostly positive.


Good job to the EA team for listening to Simmers.


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