EA likes its profanity the way it likes its espresso: filtered. No surprise, then, {that a} latest update to The Sims 4 has taken a scouring brush to the game’s gallery, purging it of “wholly unacceptable content material” and making updates to the game’s profanity filter to stop folks from importing unwholesome content material in future.

“We’re conscious of and have seen some choose cases of wholly unacceptable content material that has been uploaded to The Sims 4 Gallery,” reads the update on EA’s official Sims 4 weblog, which says the game’s workforce has “reviewed, and made important updates to, the profanity filter to assist stop this from taking place once more sooner or later”.

Unhelpfully, the submit would not really go into any element about what this epidemic of unacceptable content material was earlier than exhorting gamers to preserve an eye fixed out for extra of it in future, and it is not just like the Sims is brief on gross stuff. Possibly folks had been importing recollections of that bug that made Sims need to date their members of the family, or maybe everybody was getting too enthusiastic about WooHooing werewolves. The probabilities are countless.

Admittedly, we will most likely make a reasonably good guess as to the type of stuff folks had been importing, but it surely’d be useful to have one thing a bit extra particular to go on than a basic ‘Stay cautious’. Simply preserve your head on a swivel in that gallery, I assume.

It has been a giant yr for The Sims. Not solely did all of us get to relive our most awkward and gangly years in July’s Excessive College growth pack, however EA got here out and introduced The Sims 5 in October. It is going by the codename “Undertaking Rene” in the intervening time, and past a short snippet of gameplay we do not know a lot about it. It is tremendous early in growth although, so do not feel too dangerous should you not too long ago splashed out on a load of Sims 4 DLC. It’ll be the present model for some time to return.