"The Sims 4" adds new update that tries to break gender boundaries in the game's customisation options.Twitter/TheSims

"The Sims 4" simulation life video game from developer Maxis and publisher Electronic Arts has added a new "free" update that promises to break the set gender boundaries in the game.

The developer noted in a post on its website that the new update would widen the Create A Sim mode by adding several new gender customisation options.

Breaking the gender boundaries in the game would mean that "The Sims 4" players would have customisation options that would not be gender specific but would be open for both the sexes in the game.

Players will be able to try out any type of physique, gait, tone of voice, clothing, hair, jewellery and other visual options for all their Sims.

The developer also noted that it has unlocked more than 700 pieces of content open to all, which was previously made available only to either of the genders. The content includes the ones from "The Sims 4" base game and other previously launched packs.

"The Sims is made by a diverse team for a diverse audience, and it's really important to us that players are able to be creative and express themselves through our games. We want to make sure players can create characters they can identify with or relate to through powerful tools that give them influence over a Sims gender, age, ethnicity, body type and more," the company said in its post.

Players of "The Sims 4" can now try and cross dress the female Sims with male hair styles and so on.

"Female Sims can [now] wear sharp men's suits like Ellen [DeGeneres], and male Sims can wear heels like Prince," the company said in a statement to Associated Press.

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