GS News - Xbox One could support mouse and keyboard

Tekken director, Katsuhiro Harada weighs in on where he thinks PlayStation will end up, Major Nelson says keyboard and mouse capabilities for Xbox One could happen and Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to be demanding on PCs.

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208 comments
shadex4555
shadex4555

Keyboard yes, mouse no.

Full support for mouse will damage the "fairness" in games such as fps, and will "force" players to go for a mouse rather then a controller if they wish to remain competetive in such games.

The problem with this is one of the consoles greatest strengths is that you can sit back and relax in a good chair rather then sitting in the usual "Hey, Im saving up for a hunchback" pose, that the mouse and keyboard usually leads to.

Other main strengths being the fact that everyone you play against has the exact same hardware/software, while not having to upgrade it once a year.

Aswell as hacking being less rampant then on pc.


Consoles need to embrace the few things they offer that the pc don't or else they will become redundant over time.

xrobx75
xrobx75

Mouse and keyboard would be great if they came out with a good mmorpg..

x2rufff4u
x2rufff4u

 Girls can learn something from her.

huner12
huner12

I find this interesting. You could already use most keyboards for the Xbox 360 to type messages, but it had little to no effect on my gaming experience. I don't really see this as something new, but it's nice that they're confirming keyboard capability so that you can easily search. What would be interesting in my opinion would be if Microsoft were to add an option to switch between controller and keyboard/mouse so that playing strategy games that may be exclusive on the Xbox One would be a better experience if the controller weren't the best option for the game. I hope that in the near future that Microsoft will add more functionality to the keyboard and mice.

Andrendenum1
Andrendenum1

I'm having an issue pressing "ESC" key and not having it exit out of full screen videos like it used to.  Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks.

telaros
telaros

So that's what's going on with the site? Huh. Don't see a difference yet.

If MS was planning for the future, they would of already had a wireless keyboard and mouse available out the box. HEY Kinect is supposedly FREE RIGHT?! May as well give us some VALUE in that extra 100 bucks there since EVERY BLOODY FEATURE YOU PROMOTE FOR XBOX ONE IS BEHIND A PAY WALL BY DEFAULT!
But since they didn't, don't see why I should bother with ever getting an NSA Box.

PS5? Yeah, Sony lost me at Gaikai. This news was no news to me since they already called it their future. I'd rather own my games, thanks.

sdaraciux221
sdaraciux221

why the hell wud you need a mouse or keyboard on a console? we have them on pc lol

Master-Shifu
Master-Shifu

keyboard & mouse support on consoles?? sounds like piss & shit to me!!!

VolcanoMan001
VolcanoMan001

Keyboard + mouse support, sure why not.  More control = more options.

Continual complaints about the Kinect spying on people... just PS4 fan girls doing their complaining to try to influence others. If you are really worried about it that much, then put a pair of dirty underwear over the camera.

zellar
zellar

Love a keyboard/ mouse....as long as it also controls games!! PC diehard here!

kevicus12
kevicus12

Sensible Soccer in the background. I'm old enough to love that.

DJ998307
DJ998307

I want the PS7 already. It will be a chip implanted into your brain that transports your consciousness to the "cloud" where you can enjoy being shot in the face by raging 12 year olds while playing Call of Duty: Unnatural Warfare

razama
razama

Rumors speculate that the  Playstation 6 is going to be a holodeck.

StokeMeAClipper
StokeMeAClipper

I saw a discussion a while back about whether people wanted kb and mouse for the PS4 version of BF4. The vast majority said they didn't because they thought it would be unfair on controller users. I'd imagine it is possible to have separate servers for kb and mouse or controller (on GT academy it detected that I was using a 900 degree wheel so it should detect control method) and that would make everyone happy. While I haven't played it I know UT3 had kb and mouse support on PS3. If they had native kb and mouse support you wouldn't get people using those kb and mice that emulate a controller and getting an unfair advantage over their competitors. I think it's a bit stupid that we didn't get kb and mouse support this gen and I get the feeling we wont get it this gen either.

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

Sorry WHY, it bloody looks the same as all the other COD's. 

CruiserCaptain
CruiserCaptain

Gamespot is Changing! I hate change! It gets all jingly in your pockets!

kgallis21
kgallis21

companies r thinking about providing service almost like a steam minus hardware needed. Just another way to cut out the sales of the gamestop's and piracy. as far as a keyboard and mouse feature for xbox one, more options is never a bad thing I just hope Sony follows suit also.

gamist
gamist

Eh. In the 10 years, we'll just put on our pair of shades and game Oculus style.

GD_EAGLE
GD_EAGLE

There is just no way that COD, to be at its best, requires a GTX 780. It shouldn't even require a 700 series at all lol

babaelc
babaelc

780? For Call of Duty??? Try harder Nvidia. 

mmicee
mmicee

this is lame shit, not much different playing on a pc. adding keyboard on ur console, i would rather play it on my pc

Sindroid
Sindroid

Awks... Talk nerdy to me Jess.

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

mmm not sure about the k&m support good for them but damn it all i see is the want to sell us an Xbox pc in the end what next u can install Office 2010? and Outlook mail?  ----_-----  "amazing" times are coming , ah ill stick with my Vita and my 360 for now till waters settle at least drinkable : )

voodz
voodz

Ha ! sensible soccer in the background!

tomservo51
tomservo51

Nice Try NVIDIA, trying to dupe all the COD players into upgrading their graphics card.

StokeMeAClipper
StokeMeAClipper

Black Ops 1 was the last COD I played on PC and it ran like a bag of turd. OK my PC isn't the best, Vista 32-bit, 4 GB RAM, Q8200 @2.94GHz and a GTX 285 (at the time, now running a 660 Ti). Most modern games run well on it and with my old card I could run BF3 quite nicely with settings between medium and high. They make so much money yet the optimisation on anything other than XBOX was crap. I don't know if MW3 or BO2 were any better (I played MW3 on PS3 and it seemed a pretty good port, I also own MW3 and BO2 on PC but haven't got around to them yet due to a huge backlog of games I've prioritised over them). There is no way you should require a 700 series, that is taking the piss.

My friends and I have drawn the line. I'm not quite sure why we've bought it every year (well to be honest I only bought MW3 and BO2 on PC because they were in a sale), but this year is the last time we buy a COD game until there is a good reason to return to the series.

PS: As far as COD goes (post MW1 so as not to overcomplicate things), Loved MW1, liked WAW, liked MW2, disliked BO1 (although experience may have been tainted as only played on PC and it ran like crap), was getting bored when bought MW3 but wanted to see the story out, only bought BO2 because it was on sale, watched a bit at friends and thought wow this series is looking stale!

IamTakkun
IamTakkun

Yes. Give me mouse and keyboard I'll finally enjoy RTS on my console.

xan114
xan114

lmao @ call of duty pc requirements. even battlefield 4 doesnt demand that much and it looks 100x better. i knew skipping another cod wouldnt be a bad idea. the devs just cant be bothered to optimize their "new engine" (scoff) so they'r forcing up the requirements to a rediculous level. 

blown503
blown503

Yay, I want to add a keyboard and a mouse to my new spyware box! I want it to be a PC. I guess Ill throw my hydro 780 SLi i7 away since my spy will be a pc. You know it will only do 60 fps but that is brand loyalty that im in love with.  Oh glad I fell out of my chair! Whoot my spybox pc bwa ha ha ha ha

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

Jess, great show as always!  I think including a few gags at the end of the episode would be awesome.  Wouldn't have to be every show, perhaps just the Friday top 5 one.  Just a thought.

jetjetjaguar
jetjetjaguar

I already use a keyboard with both PS3 and XBox360.  A mouse would be a plus only if the menu's were more centralized but I don't see that happening.

loafofgame
loafofgame

Don't make fun of yourself and then say you can make fun of yourself. Just make fun of yourself. :-P

willzihang
willzihang

I would be interested to see what graphical features warrant a recommended 780.

Andrendenum1
Andrendenum1

@VolcanoMan001 Agreed.  And give me Microsoft Office so I can work at home.  Give me voice type and I can actually get work done.

Or I guess I could just use my PC, but meh....

StokeMeAClipper
StokeMeAClipper

Damn! meant to say "I get the feeling we wont get it next gen either". Already edited once for typos.

CruiserCaptain
CruiserCaptain

@kgallis21 Actually, you can already use a surprising amount of USB devices with PS. I was using a Generic Flight-Sim Joystick for PC for a long time to play some flight games. And I know you can plug just about any USB storage device in it for file transfer. And I think there are some games even now that you can use mouse and keyboard on... I'm pretty sure on that last one.

wEEman33_IV
wEEman33_IV

@tomservo51 It wouldn't have been the first time COD players had been duped into wasting money.

razama
razama

@IamTakkun I've always been frustrated by this. If my console has USB ports, why can't I use a mouse and keyboard to play RTS games on it? WHHY!?!

snaketus
snaketus

@IamTakkun Indeed and also first person shooters, third person shooter and anything that require precise aiming or fast cursor movement. Many console exclusive could be much more enjoyable with more elegant way to control.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@blown503 Only idiots like you don't know you are already spied on by the NSA, all your phone calls and internet activity are being recorded as we speak jackass!!! This is a fact,can't be disputed was on the news a couple weeks ago, but I'm sure you could not tear yourself away from watching cartoons.

xan114
xan114

@blown503 only some of the games will run at 60fps. a majority are set for more 30fps lagfests such as watchdogs.

maddog724
maddog724

@willzihang lucky for me I have 2 770 but I wont be getting ghost for the PC. OH one more thing PS4 and X box 1 graphics power doesn't come any where near a 780.


Unraed
Unraed

@willzihang Hmm, especially since a 780 will cost you a good $650.  Perhaps they just didn't bother optimizing COD for PC?  I've seen a lot of crazy power requirements in console ports before.

This is kinda depressing though-- here I'd thought that my 760 would be good for a while. :(

pyro1245
pyro1245

@razama @IamTakkun probably since it's like cheating when playing against people with a controller. My friend had a device that translates mouse and keyboard to his 360, apparently he's much better at killing people in COD.

pyro1245
pyro1245

@VegasDawg @blown503 i just heard on NPR that their new fancy data warehouse in Utah has amounts of data that i've never even heard words for. zettabytes or some shit. I didn't even know we needed the zetta prefix for bytes.

RickPhoenix
RickPhoenix

@maddog724 @willzihang The x one and ps4 should be pretty optimized graphically, The Last of Us and Gta5 look pretty damn good for 8 year old tech so hardware is not always everything. 

willzihang
willzihang

@Unraed @willzihang Well, there's absolutely no excuse for those system requirements if it is only incrementally better graphically than the next-gen console versions at highest settings.

willzihang
willzihang

@RickPhoenix Aye, just imagine how much power and tech has been wasted on PCs for the past 6 or so years-- Crysis 1 in 2007 should have been a starting point. Imagine how graphics would be if graphics would have actually improved vastly in the 6 years since that was released.

banderweir
banderweir

@willzihang @Unraed I'd like to know what resolution those system requirements are for.  If it's just 1080p, then that pretty much proves the game is horribly unoptimized.  A 780 is way overkill for 1080p.

snaketus
snaketus

@willzihang @Unraed I hope it's little more than that, it's confirmed to use it's own assets anyway. If those system requirements aren't justified it's just lack of optimizing and will stay in shelves. But if it's really something worth to see, maybe.