SEVEN countries have banned the Sims FreePlay because it embraces gay relationship in the game.
On Wednesday, the game's developer posted a notice informing users that "in light of regional standards", starting on July 5, the game will no longer be available in seven countries — Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, and China.
It said The Sims 4 has a free update that will apparently make changes so "female Sims can wear suits like Ellen (DeGeneres), and male Sims can wear heels like Prince".
The Sims FreePlay was released in 2011 and has been regularly updated since then.
Like other editions in the Electronic Arts' franchise, it allows users to take control of a virtual person, helping that Sim build a home, get a job, and find love.
"We've always been proud that our in-game experiences embrace values as broad and diverse as our incredible Sims community. This has been important to us, as we know it is to you," said The Sims FreePlay Team.
Those who have already downloaded the game in the seven countries can continue playing it, but will not be able to receive any updates or make any purchases.