The Melanin Pack spoke to a real need in the Sims 4 community, and even EA had no choice but to acknowledge that Virgil had done something they could not. In 2017, the company invited her to Sims Camp, where influencers and community members get exclusive access to upcoming content. There, Virgil got a behind-the-scenes look at what actually goes into making The Sims 4, and the EA team also picked her brain for new ways to make its content more inclusive. That connection led to The Sims’ game-changing 20th anniversary update in 2020, which enlisted the help of Virgil, Udo, and other CC creators to release its official Create-A-Sim skin tone overhaul. The update featured a brand new system with over 100 different skin tone options that fell into four color categories — warm, neutral, cool, and miscellaneous (for those with fantasy storylines in mind) — and could be adjusted to be darker or lighter via a slider. Other important in-game developments soon followed, including changes to existing hairstyles that made textures more realistic, the removal of restrictions on feminine and masculine bodies, the addition of new cultural content like ethnic holidays, food, and fashion, and more recently, customizable gender pronouns.