The Sims 4 Update Accidentally Enabled Incest

Sims 4

From disturbing demon babies to unexpected nudity, The Sims has had more than a few cringe-worthy problems in the simulation video game series’ long-running history.

However, the new stomach-turning problem is sure to stir up quite the uncomfortable family conversation.

Sims 4 players have recently reported that after the game’s free update on July 26, which added new features such as body hair and new wants and fears, some in-game characters are now on the hunt to date their own family members, Kotaku reported.

Players on Reddit and other platforms started frantically sharing terrifying screenshots across social media, calling out the unacceptable incestuous desires that are causing the mother, brother, and sister characters to lust after each other.

The weird glitch can also reportedly make your characters quickly auto-age into the next phase of their life after just a few minutes of playing.

“I opened up a household and played for about 10 minutes and when I got back to my household everyone is aged up. Kids are teens and Young adults are almost elders,” reported one player on the Sims Community website.

A representative of the decades-old video game series published by Electronic Arts issued a statement about the unexpected bugs on the official Sims Twitter account.

“Hey, Simmers! We are currently investigating instances involving Sims auto-aging up in saves using the Short or Long lifespan. We recommend temporarily playing in or creating new saves with the default/“normal” lifespan, as we work towards a solution,” the statement said.

A quality designer from The Sims 4 Live Operations team who goes by SimGuruNick also followed up on Twitter about the unintentional side effects, saying, “I just wanted to acknowledge that the Want to date a family member is something we know about, we’ve reproduced ourselves, we’re working on it.”

“We’re looking to get it fixed ASAP, thanks for all the bug reports, we appreciate it,” he added.

One of the game’s latest updates also added the option for players to choose their pronouns, including they/them, she/her, or he/him.

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