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EA reversing and yes will publish the DLC my wedding stories of the Sims 4 in Russia

Electronic Arts has announced that it will reverse and in the end it will publish the expansion my wedding stories of the Sims 4 in Russia.

A few days ago, the American company revealed that this expansion would not be published in Russia due to the restrictive and retrograde anti-LGBT laws of the country. Maxis explained that for this he would have to compromise his original vision, and that they were “committed to the freedom of being who you are, love who you love and explain the stories you want to explain.”

Russian users, however, did not take long to show their disagreement with this decision. Apart from starting an online request that signed more than ten thousand people, they pointed out that these laws do not apply to video games with +18 classification, which is precisely the one that the Sims 4 has in Russia.

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After evaluating this, Electronic Arts has issued a new statement explaining that “At that time we thought our team could not freely share the story of the couple formed by Cam and Dom in Russia, and we decided that the best way to maintain our Commitment was not to publish this expansion there. “

“Since then we have been listening to the feelings of our community, including support for our decision and concern for the members of the Russian community. It is so important for us to maintain our values, including the fight against homophobia, such as sharing stories like this With the people who love them and need them. “

“With this in mind, we have revalued our options and we have realized that we can do more than we thought of the principles, so we will publish the expansion my wedding stories for the sims 4 in Russia, without changes, with DOM and CAM “.

The new DLC, therefore, will also reach Russia and without any censorship. This change in the plans, in any case, will entail a small delay around the world, and finally my wedding stories will be published on February 23 instead of February 17.

The statement ends up saying that “love is love, and the community of the sims will remain a safe space for those who want to see a world where that is true for all. We appreciate supporting our team and our values ​​even when this is difficult.. Thank you for being part of the sims. Electronic Arts has announced that it will reverse and in the end it will publish the expansion my wedding stories of the Sims 4 in Russia.

A few days ago, the American company revealed that this expansion would not be published in Russia due to the restrictive and retrograde anti-LGBT laws of the country. Maxis explained that for this he would have to compromise his original vision, and that they were “committed to the freedom of being who you are, love who you love and explain the stories you want to explain.”

Russian users, however, did not take long to show their disagreement with this decision. Apart from starting an online request that signed more than ten thousand people, they pointed out that these laws do not apply to video games with +18 classification, which is precisely the one that the Sims 4 has in Russia.

After evaluating this, Electronic Arts has issued a new statement explaining that “At that time we thought our team could not freely share the story of the couple formed by Cam and Dom in Russia, and we decided that the best way to maintain our Commitment was not to publish this expansion there. “

“Since then we have been listening to the feelings of our community, including support for our decision and concern for the members of the Russian community. It is so important for us to maintain our values, including the fight against homophobia, such as sharing stories like this With the people who love them and need them. “

“With this in mind, we have revalued our options and we have realized that we can do more than we thought of the principles, so we will publish the expansion my wedding stories for the sims 4 in Russia, without changes, with DOM and CAM “.

The new DLC, therefore, will also reach Russia and without any censorship. This change in the plans, in any case, will entail a small delay around the world, and finally my wedding stories will be published on February 23 instead of February 17.

The statement ends up saying that “love is love, and the community of the sims will remain a safe space for those who want to see a world where that is true for all. We appreciate supporting our team and our values ​​even when this is difficult.. Thank you for being part of the sims. “