The new Sims 4 update is an existential nightmare

Most of us play video games for a touch of escapism; to avoid thinking about the unstoppable marching of time that is slowly guiding us all towards an inevitable death. But a new update for The Sims 4 comes complete with a bug that's forcing gamers to confront their mortality.

The glitch is causing Sims to age faster than normal. Kids are becoming teens, teens are becoming adults, and some elderly Sims are dropping dead on the spot. The horror! (Want to start gaming right now? Check out the best Nintendo Switch deals.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.