You can play The Sims 4, a popular life simulation game, on Xbox and PS4. However, now the publisher Electronic Arts has provided mouse and keyboard support for the game on Xbox One and PS4. The Sims lineup was not originally designed for game controllers, and the recent update allows Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players to enjoy keyboard and mouse experience, which was earlier limited to only Windows PC users. In this blog, we will go through the process of using a keyboard and mouse in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Irrespective of the console you have, ensure that you have downloaded and installed the most recent Sims 4 patches. Check the Sims 4 website, and you can find out all that you need to know about the additional features and bug fixes.
Sims 4 Keyboard & Mouse Support on Xbox One
Microsoft’s Xbox One comes with official support for keyboard along with mouse control across a number of video games. Before you start enjoying The Sims 4 gameplay using the keyboard and mouse, you must hook them up to your console.
Attach the keyboard and mouse into the respective USB slots on your console. After that, open the Settings menu of Xbox One and choose Kinect and Devices from the list of options. Now, you shall be able to change mapping and tweak the mouse’s cursor speed. However, you can also use your mouse and keyboard even if you do not make any changes in the settings.
When you have made the changes, you can enjoy playing The Sims 4 using your keyboard and mouse smoothly. However, to be safe, keep your controller near you in the event that some bug or glitch arises. Also, make sure that The Sims 4 is up-to-date. The gamepad shall be required for the primary start screen.
Sims 4 Keyboard & Mouse Support on PlayStation 4
The process of turning on the mouse and keyboard controls on PlayStation 4 is similar to the previous one. However, the setting name varies a bit from the one in Xbox One.
Attach the peripherals to the PlayStation 4 via its USB slots. The USB slots are present at the front of the PS4’s body. Now, you need to navigate to the Settings screen and choose Devices.
In this screen, there are a number of different device types listed. You may want to make adjustments to Mouse and external keyboard. Go to the Mouse option, and select whether you want right-handed to left-handed. You may also set the pointer speed as slow, normal, or fast.
After you have updated and started the game, you need to hit X from the controller on the primary menu. You can now use the mouse for selecting what you want in The Sims 4. Even when you do not want to use the keyboard, and want to work with just the mouse, both the peripherals must be connected at the same time.