After all, EA will release The Sims 4 wedding story pack in Russia

An expansion pack for The Sims 4 that is previously announced not to go to Russia due to restrictions on domestic LGBTQ media content to be released in Russia following outcry from the community.

Package, “My Wedding Story“is an expansion to The Sims 4 that adds detailed wedding planning and execution. The marketing centers of the package revolved around the courtship and marriage of two women, Dominique and Camille. Originally. , EA and developer Maxis cited Russian federal law as a reason to skip the domestic release, saying that doing so would force them to change their storytelling, “affecting prices in which we live.”

Since then, Sims community members have pushed back against the use of the hashtag #weddingsforrussia, with some noting that The Sims 4 already has same-sex relationship options and is now available in Russia, albeit to a limited extent. rating 18+. Although EA did not cite a specific federal law in its initial announcement, it appears the law in question is an introduction in 2013 ban content marketing to children (anyone under the age of 18) that portrays homosexuality as a social norm, labeling it as “propaganda”. The act has been condemned by many global human rights groups and coincides with an increase in violence against LGBT individuals in the country.

It is not clear whether EA’s initial decision was related to concerns that the package or its marketing would lead to legal trouble for the company, or was made as a form of protest or because is different.

Sims 4: My Wedding Story Screen

In one announced todayEA and Maxis say they will be releasing the package following “an outpouring of emotions from our community, including support for our decision and concern for our community members.” surname.”

“Since then, we’ve been listening. It’s equally important for us to stand up for our values, including fighting homophobia, and to share stories like these with others. who wants and needs it most.

“With this in mind, we re-evaluated our options and realized we could do more than we initially believed, and now we’re releasing the ‘My The Sims 4’s Wedding Stories for our community in Russia, unchanged and unchanged, featuring Dom and Cam.”

The global release of My Wedding Stories – including Russia – is being delayed to February 23 to account for this change.

When asked for further comment on the reasons for the original decision and what changed in the days that followed, a representative told IGN that the team “realized that they had more options than they previously understood.” here and can actually release.” They declined to comment further.

Rebekah Valentine is an IGN news reporter. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine. After all, EA will release The Sims 4 wedding story pack in Russia

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