Custom pronouns have finally arrived! After being discussed by The Sims team earlier in the year, custom pronouns have finally made it to the English* version of the game! Official patch notes can be read here.
When working in Create-A-Sim, up in the top name panel, there is now a drop-down menu that allows you to select which pronouns your sims will use. You can choose between binary, non-binary, or completely custom pronouns.
*At this time, custom pronouns are only available in the English version of The Sims 4.
It will be a long work-in-progress as this change trickles out across other languages.
Many other languages have gender integrated into their entirety, to the point where not only are their pronouns gendered, but so are standard nouns, verbs, adverbs, etc. While some languages have unofficial combinations of male/female that people have adopted to act as gender-neutral terms, for many other languages, such a concept simply may not exist yet.
Even if you are playing in an English version of the game, do expect that you may run into various grammatical errors while the text strings are all being updated and adjusted.
In the meantime, if you happen to notice any dialogs or text in the game that isn’t quite right, a thread has been started over here at EA’s Answers HQ where you can report these issues.
Please note that it is expected and likely that there will be several instances of gameplay and/or interface-related mods (actual mods, not just Custom Content) that will interfere with the custom pronoun dialog window, and/or cause it not to appear.
You may need to remove such gameplay/interface mods until the creator has updated them to be compatible.
There are also two bug fixes included in this patch:
The Sims 4
- Reduced clipping around the ears while using the braided hair with the red bow.
- The ‘Change Game’ interaction should now appear when interacting with the “Don’t Wake the Llama” table game.