Why isn't it possible to play with a keyboard and mouse on video game consoles? This is a pain in the ass to play FPS on console with a control pad! I can't even imagine how guys are doing it!
So my question is, why can't we connect a keyboard and a mouse to the PS4 or Xbox one ? Lot of games are available on both consoles and PC, so it shouldn't be difficult to allow console users to use keyboards+mouse, right?
The other day, I was visiting a friend, and I was shocked to see that he has a high end PC, you know with a transparent box, and all the pointless fancy colors, and his son was playing with a control pad!!! No, but serious, this sucks to play FPS with a control pad!!!
Stupid* control pad generation !
FPS has to be played with a keyboard and mouse, period.
*no hard feelings, I am ironical in my words 🙂
May 19, 2017 (2 years ago)
I've been always wondering the same too!
A control pad is great in lot of situations, but not all. You gave the example of FPS, but I could add hack and slash games like Diablo, or simulation/strategy ones.
Some third party manufacturers have developed all kinds of hybrid controls including mouse for console. I've tried some, and for some reason it 's worse than with a control pad ! There are two problems I noticed. First, the lag, I can't explain why, but it's terrible. Secondly, this is absolutely not moving as a mouse on a PC would do. So trust me, it's worse ! I assume that to accommodate a control pad, developers are adding all kinds of things, which are messing with the use of a mouse.
Since all games are in fact developed on PCs, even those being released exclusively on consoles, I think that developers should include an option to use a control pad or mouse, and adapt the game play to the option chosen.
May 23, 2017 (2 years ago)