The Sims 4 Addresses Criticism of Its Console Control Overhaul

The Sims 4 has fixed the controls after console players complained about the recent, controversial changes. As part of a January 31 update, the popular life simulation game for PlayStation and Xbox got a number of new features and control changes that made it easier to move around with a controller.

Since the release of The Sims 4: Growing Together, EA has issued a patch that temporarily disables the game’s new tooth loss function due to a problem. During the night of March 24, 2023, the Sims 4 1.96.367.1020 update was released, making it such that Sims can no longer lose teeth.

Some of the biggest changes were made to the Build/Buy mode, but many players are unhappy with it. They say that building has become much more “difficult,” “frustrating,” and “tedious,” and they want the controls and navigation to go back to how they were before.

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Disabled Simmers have also said that since the update, they can’t play the Build/Buy mode. An EA community manager replied to the thread earlier today (March 24), confirming that the developers have been listening to the feedback and are “actively working” on changes that will hopefully fix the problems players have been having.

The community manager posted (as per EA Answers HQ) –

“We wanted to pop in to provide an update on this. The team has been hard at work reviewing all of your thoughts and concerns provided thus far, and is actively working to update and further improve your console experience.”

“We truly appreciate all the feedback you’ve been sharing on these changes. It’s abundantly clear that The Sims 4 community feels passionately about this topic, and we’re doing our best to ensure the console experience is the best it can be.”

“Thank you again for helping us by providing your great feedback. We truly believe The Sims 4 has the greatest, most passionate fans, and that you’re what make The Sims so great.”

There are no details yet about what changes will be made or when console players can expect an update. The game also got a lot of new content last week, including an update to the base game that focuses on the infant life stage and an expansion called “Growing Together” that is all about how the family changes over time. The Sims 4 is available on the PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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