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Original story (published on February 2, 2023) follows:

The Sims 4 is also available on consoles, including Xbox. The game features a build mode that lets players dress characters, construct and design their own virtual homes and furnish them too.

It remains a popular life counterfeit game that offers players opportunities for creativity and self-expression.


But some Xbox players have raised concerns about the build mode, specifically with regard to its functionality and controls.

The Sims 4 new Build Mode on console

According to some reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7), the recent update to Build Mode in The Sims 4 for console players is causing backlash from Xbox players.

I agree. With the old build mode, you could just move down using the joystick but now you have to actually move the mouse to the slider to scroll through the catalog and it’s weird. Even clicking on the swatches can be iffy

On Xbox and I hate the updated build mode, imo it’s impossible
I can’t close the catalog anymore which makes it really hard to build bc seeing all the objects is really distracting. Especially when I’m trying to build detailed rooms. It’s a pain to use the catalog too, why do I have to toggle the cursor to scroll?

The changes to the Build Mode, including the lack of scrolling support and the clunky UI, have made it harder for some players to use.

the sims 4 new build mode

Some affected players have taken to social media to express their frustration with the new Build Mode, and some have even called for the old Build Mode to be reinstated.

It is interesting to note that while some Xbox players are facing difficulties with the new Build Mode, players using PC and PS4 are finding it easier.

@TheSims just a thank you from PS4/PC user,the UI on PS4 is alot better I find it smooth and easier to build so…

The update was made with the intention of streamlining the building process, and it seems to be working well for some players and not so much for others.

sims 4 buid mode
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Despite the backlash, it remains to be seen whether The Sim 4 developers will make any changes to address the Build Mode issue raised by Xbox players.

The developers will have to weigh the opinions of both groups of players before deciding whether to make any further changes to the Build Mode.

That said, we hope that the decision they make is fair and serves the majority of people. Until then, keep tabs on this story as we will update it with further developments as and when we come across any.

Update 1 (March 15, 2023)

01:29 pm (IST): The Sims 4 has recently received a new update. However, it does not include any changes to the new Build Mode and players continue to complain (1, 2, 3, 4) about it.

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