Many have noticed that Animal Crossing: New Horizons handles customization quite a bit differently. You don't have clothing and hairstyles that are locked to certain genders anymore, so you're free to dress as you'd like, and create your own style. In an interview with the Washington Post, producer Hisashi Nogami opened up about this approach.
According to Nogami, the customization options aren't just about gender. The new options are tied to the team’s overall feeling that “society is shifting to valuing a lot of people’s different identities.”
“We basically wanted to create a game where users didn’t really have to think about gender or if they wanted to think about gender, they’re also able to.”