The first trailer for the new expansion for The Sims 4 causes disappointment and anger among Korean players. The reasons for this are deeply rooted. EA is now making improvements before publication.
Korean players criticize EA
The new expansion pack for The Sims 4 is inspired by Japan and Japanese culture. Off to the snow paradise lets you travel to Mount Komorebi and do all sorts of activities. One of the im Trailer activities shown and an outfit at Korean players for outrage taken care of.
On the one hand there is a bow to a traditional shrine and on the other hand a pattern of a rising sun on the clothing of the ledge. Many Korean players criticize EA's insensitivity to handling problematic cultural representations.
The trigger for the outrage lies in the History of Korea and Japan justified. The representations shown are one painful memory of historical events during the second world war and the colonization of Korea by Japan.
EA reacts and changes the content of the DLC
Developer Graham Nardone (@SimGuruGraham) now announces on Twitter that EA has taken on the criticism from Korean players and will make changes:
"Hey Simmers! We changed the reveal trailer and made changes to the expansion pack to be respectful of our Korean players. I want to let you know that these changes will also be in-game when Ab into Snow Paradise appears. "
More specifically, he says that there will be no Sims bowing to a shrine. The patterns that are reminiscent of the symbol of the rising sun have also been adjusted. He also assures that the Inclusion theme an important goal at EA and that they always take criticism seriously. The changes can also be seen below the tweet above.
A fair and important step that EA took with the change to the new DLC. The new expansion pack for The Sims 4 will be released on November 13, 2020 and will hopefully provide the fun that fans have been missing for a long time.