EA’s, The Sims 4, has been given the rating of 18+ in Russia, according to an official tweet, due to the controversial 436-FZ law which claims that homosexuality is harmful to children. The series has always allowed same-sex pairings and has been rated T for Teen by in the US due in no small part to the playfully animated sexual encounters.
Officially, the ESRB has nothing in place to rate games based on sexual preference and only has categories on sexual content and other related themes in general. This news also follows Nintendo’s life simulator, Tomodachi Life, statement (and later apology) on not allowing gay marriage in their game.
The latest installment is set to be released this Fall worldwide after a delay and is currently unrated.