The game will now give players over 100 skin tone options, recategorised to complement warmer and cooler colours. Each skin tone also features a value slider which expands the breadth to allow users to customise even further.
It’s a win for the many internet personalities that have campaigned for a change of this kind for years. The Sims 4 Twitter account has thanked those involved in the consultation process for this move.
A huge thanks to @Xmiramira @EbonixSims @MiaZaff1 @RaonyPhillips & @catherinegYT for the candid conversations & con… https://t.co/1aVyNer6tu
One of those involved was Amira Virgil, better known by her Youtube channel Xmiramira.
She has been a prominent campaigner for diversity in gaming for years, with over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube and a Twitch streaming partnership.
Amira was responsible for the famous Melanin custom content pack, where she took it upon herself to improve the game’s selection of skin tones several years ago, and took to Twitter to express her joy at the new update.
Imagine...Me just wanting to make darker sims for a damn let’s play evolved into this. 😭 https://t.co/et9pQfpjAB