Sims 4 is a life simulation game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released on September 4, 2014 on Microsoft Windows then in February 2015 on macOS and finally in December 2017 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game consoles. Updates were then released incorporating 10 expansion packs, 9 packs for the game and the latest contained 18 Stuff Packs that were chargeable to acquire.
While the developers announced that the Sims 4 Wedding Pack will not be released in Russia, they have reversed their decision and therefore plan to release it with all the content without making a single change. The company was actually worried about breaking Russia’s anti-LGBTQ law.
What is this new Sims 4 pack?
The Sims 4 “My Wedding Stories” pack gives players the opportunity to create the wedding of their dreams. The marketing material featured two lesbian couples, Camille and Dominique, and told their story until they came before the mayor. The developers believed at the time that their team had no right to tell a story that featured two people of the same sex in Russia.
The country’s anti-LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) laws prohibit any content that relates to homosexuality. But over time, the Sims 4 publishers listened to their fans and made a decision to uphold their value of fighting homophobia.
The Sims 4 Wedding Pack release in Russia was controversial
Russia is very straddling on everything that can affect homosexuality in its country. This new Sims 4 pack could indeed break the law established by the country. Indeed, the Russian government has sanctioned several supporters who carried out homosexual propaganda in the country. Although this law against homosexuality was abolished in 1993, several laws have been established to minimize the rights of LGBT people.
Fans of the Sims saga are then decided. Part of the community supports the editors’ decision, but others remain worried. This choice therefore creates both dissatisfaction and compliments among the fans. The game which should have been released on February 17 will therefore be delayed and will be available from February 23.