When are the console players really gonna get a playable game? That's the big question.
The fix list was super long for this latest update and i was so ready for the update to come and start enjoying playing the game again, but still these main problems like game crashing haven't been fixed. Even if so many players have reported these same problems since this summer. How these aren't noted? I'm guessing they're fully aware of this problem, how could you miss this? There's super long reports of this subject in this very forum.
So only thing left to do in this game is play the current household. In every game day that i play. Go to work/school. Take care of your pets etc. basic things that you can do in your home lot.
You can't travel anywhere.
It's very nice to have gallery in consoles now, and for example download cool holiday homes to Selvadorada, but what's the point if i can't ever get to travel to my holiday lot? Really?
Before the last update i could sometimes even travel and go out for dinner or visiting some other household etc., now the game crashes when i select "travel" on the phone and i don't even get to go to the world map selection where i can choose where i wanna travel to. So it's even worse than before! How is this possible?
And i would also enjoy being able to take photos with my sims families, but the game crashes when i exit the camera. (Sometimes i have been able to even manage to keep the game going by not touching the ps controller before i notice that the sims are not moving anymore in "slow motion" and clock runs normally. This was too before the latest update...)
I don't even know what to do or say anymore.. (Guess i'll go and restart the game third time. Played 1,5 hours for now. Restarted in every 30 minutes.)
I don't even wan't any more new packs or anything new content, before i can even play the game itself smoothly. I hope that they are focusing on the problem fixing instead of being active on creating the new content...
Sending all support to my fellower simmers, hopefully we get the functioning game some day. In exchange for all the money and time we have invested in this game.
(And yes, i have read many of these conversations and have read about clearing the cache/ rebuilding database / even reinstalling the game, i have tried everything but these doesn't fix this problem. This crashing problem is something bigger, something that player's can't do anything about. No matter what you try to do.)
February 2020 - last edited February 2020
The game on PS4 PRO run so bad, freezes a lot and is so laggy... It's so stressful to play because of this! Fix and optimize the game! Improve The Sims 4 on console please!
Also the graphic on sims skin is ridiculous, they have obscene skin details, low resolution!
Ugh, I'm glad I'm not the only one! (well not glad, but you know what I mean).
I'm not completely sure which update has broken the game, but it's completely unusable! I started getting problems after the update that gave us the gallery, and the update before Tiny Living has made it ten times worse. The game crashed FOUR times in a row yesterday, no longer than 10 minutes into playing each time
Literally doing anything will crash the game. Saving the game, exiting build mode, travelling, opening the gallery/library, trying to place a lot if you can get the library to open, having a Sim take a photograph in game, and leaving CAS all cause it. I played without doing any of those things and it still crashed after a while anyway for seemingly no reason Everything is completely up to date so I don't see what the problem is.
I've played other games on the PS4 and they're fine, so I don't think the PS is the problem I truly love this franchise and I've been with it from the start, but right now I'm actually furious that I've spent hundreds of ££ on a game that I can't play, and it's worse that they don't seem to care about it??
Your post's not too long at all, I'm glad someone's actually mentioning all this stuff, I felt like I was the only one experiencing it!
I feel you, especially on the buying the console version. I just didn't think I'd be able to afford a computer capable of running the game and all the expansions and stupidly thought console would be a safer bet for smoother game play. Ha, I'm regretting it now.
I even bought the vet table like you so if my dog gets sick so I don't have to travel to the vet.
Playing the game right now feel a bit like walking on eggshells, because you're too scared to actually press anything in case it leads to a crash. So frustrating.
You know, if I bought something from a shop that was broken, I'd expect a refund, yet this just feels like, "thanks for all your money, now get lost." Game breaking bugs like this should be an absolute priority, and it doesn't feel like it is.
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-Consoles/Crashing-in-general/m-p/8728589#M6231 This is the other discussion i wrote too btw..
I also just noticed that my conversation isnt at console bugs session anymore, it is now at feedback section..? :D game crashing isnt a bug or problem, its just ”feedback”? Riiight..
I have 3 saves, one is a main save I used to play, then I wanted to start over with clean neighbourhoods without losing my families, so I started another save. The 3rd save is basically the same a the 2nd if that makes sense, because I'm sure I read that creating a new save can sometimes fix performance issues, but sadly it didn't. I'm not sure of how big the save files are, I'll have to check it out.
I also deleted all the pre made lots from the gallery and all the townies thinking maybe it was a memory issue, but it didn't work. Also deleted every other game from my PS4, which I really didn't want to do, just in case it was a storage issue there, but it's not.
Are EA even aware of this? I haven't seen it acknowledge anywhere really?