Maxis have given some brand new information on their commitment to curing dark skin tones in The particular Sims 4. An October upgrade will address existing graphical problems with darker skin tones whilst a later update in Dec will add one hundred brand new skin swatches and additional modification controls for Create-A-Sim.
“Even as we work on expanding epidermis tone variety, within this first action, we’ll be improving the particular blotchy artifacts and ashy look of darker skin tones upon mid and high spec devices,” Maxis say, noting that will the changes will, during those times, just be visible to those along with “Uncompressed Sim Textures” allowed in their game options.
A bigger change for Create-A-Sim is coming in December. Maxis will be adding “on least a hundred new complexion swatches in cool, neutral, plus warm tones with a specific focus on darker skin tones,” there is a saying. That’s quite the leap from your 35 skin pieces I consider my game presently. Beyond that, all skin pieces will be obtaining a slider in order to lighten or darken them. Each October and December’s improvements will also each include adjustments to two base game hair styles.
Maxis are also providing attention to makeup, which gamers had pointed out as a good area of improvement especially for Sims with darker skin. “We’ll also be adding new sliders for makeup in Create-A-Sim mode. The updated customization options will offer an entirely new level of control over your Sim’s appearance to allow them to look as flawless as possible.”
Although they’ve not given any details yet, Maxis say they’ll also be sharing information at a later date on how they’ve involved expertise from outside the studio “including talented and diverse community members, to make sure we have this right.”
“We realize there isn’t a single fix for representation and we’re dedicating people to ongoing commitments to keep on improvement over the long term,” executive producer Lyndsay Pearson said last month. It’s good to see that they’ve already planned out some substantial changes.