The Sims 4 video game gains keyboard and mouse support on Xbox One consoles

Brad Stephenson

The Sims 4 video game on Xbox One

The Sims 4 is the latest Xbox One video game to gain support for mouse and keyboard controls. This added support comes as part of today’s free update which should now be rolling out to all Xbox One consoles.

In addition to these new control options, this update also added a host of (late) Lunar New Year content.

Here’s the release notes for the new content and control changes:

Mouse & Keyboard support is available to all console players of The Sims 4. Simply connect your mouse & keyboard of choice and away you go.
You may be wondering how to adjust the mouse sensitivity or switch to left handed play. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One handle these settings for you. Just head to the following locations on your console to make changes:

PlayStation 4 – Settings > Devices> Mouse

Xbox One – Settings > Kinect & devices > Mouse

Lunar New Year came a little late to console but now you can extend the celebrations with

  • New Recipes
  • Vegetable Dumplings – Requires Level 1 Cooking Skill
  • Mud Carp – Requires Level 7 Cooking Skill
  • New Objects: ,Shadow of the Moon Table – A six seat round dining table — perfect for family meals!, Moon-Gazing Dining Chair, Fiery Moon Gift Centerpiece, Wealth of the Moon Envelopes, Lucky Citrus Tree of the Moon, Paper Lantern of the Wiseacre Moon, Symbols of the Watery Moon, Sycee of the Prosperous Moon, Moon Panda Toy, Year of the Pig Statuette.
  • New Clothing & Accessories

A variety of minor fixes and changes were also made with this update. You can read about all of these here.

Keyboard and mouse functionality was added to Xbox One consoles in late-2018 and has since been added gradually to more and more games ever since. One of the most-recent video games to gain support for mouse and keyboard was Sea of Thieves which got it during an update last month.

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