The Sims 4 is available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but until recently, players were using traditional controllers instead of the mouse and keyboard settings used by the PC version. The franchise is not intended for gamepads, and with the latest update of the game, console gamers can now experience the same keyboard and mouse as their PC friends. The following explains how to use the Sims 4 for both the Xbox One and the PS4 keyboard and mouse in so you can experience the game the way it was meant to be.
No matter if you choose the system of your choice, you will be kept up to date with the latest Sims 4 patch notes on the game's official website. Learn about additional features and fixes that could solve problems with your keyboard and mouse setup.
Support for Sims 4 keyboards and mice on the Xbox One
The Xbox One officially supports keyboard and mouse controls for various games. Before you start playing The Sims 4 with your peripherals, you must properly connect them to the console.
Connect your devices to the USB ports on your Xbox One. Then go to the "Settings" menu of your console and select "Kinect & Devices". Here you can change the mapping or change the cursor speed. However, you should also be able to use the peripherals without having to adjust the settings.
Once that's done, you should be able to play with keyboard and mouse controls without any problems! Just keep a standard controller in case anything goes wrong, and make sure The Sims 4 is updated to the latest version. You still need a gamepad for the first startup screen.
Sims 4 Keyboard and Mouse Support for PS4
Enabling the Keyboard and Mouse Controls for the PS4 Version of The Sims 4 is almost identical, but the Names of settings differ slightly from those on the Xbox 1.
Connect the keyboard and mouse to the USB ports on your PlayStation 4. There are two on the front of the console, which should make it a bit easier than with the Xbox One. Then, on the Home screen, go to the Settings page and select Devices.
This page displays various possible device types. The settings you may need to adjust are "Mouse" and "External Keyboard". With the Mouse option, you can change your type from right-handed to left-handed, and you can change the pointer speed between slow, normal, and fast.
When you update and start The Sims 4 press the X button on your controller's main menu to use the mouse pointer you want to play the game, even during the initial customization process. You must have both the mouse and the keyboard connected, even if you only want to use the mouse. However, if the keyboard is not connected, the mouse will not work.