Will PS4 and/or 720 have a keyboard/mouse option?

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#1 Posted by Liquid_ (3818 posts) -

With the the few adapters out there for 360 and ps3; is Sony or MS going to be implimenting adapters that will work with most modern day keyboards and mice without the faulty input lag?  Should they?  Wouldn't it be smart so they can snag away some of the PC audience?

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#2 Posted by Liquid_ (3818 posts) -

On that note; what about competitive gaming like MLG, will they allow it if its built in to the systems?

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#3 Posted by Masenkoe (4897 posts) -

I wish. 

 

But it won't happen

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#4 Posted by Liquid_ (3818 posts) -

I wish. 

 

But it won't happen

Masenkoe
You can use PS3/xbox controllers on PC. I don't see why they wont try.
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#5 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -

Probably not, most people wouldn't use it and those that did would have an unfair advantage, so it would probably just end up the same way PS3's mouse/keyboard support did.

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#6 Posted by ShadowriverUB (5515 posts) -
PS3 already support USB and Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse, problem is not much games use it
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#7 Posted by Timstuff (26839 posts) -
They should but they won't.
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#8 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
well the ps3 does...so dont see why the ps4 wont. Dont think any developer will utilize it though
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#9 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -
Doubt it, a controller keeps things on a level playing field. Apart from those quick trigger idiots.
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#10 Posted by Liquid_ (3818 posts) -
Doubt it, a controller keeps things on a level playing field. Apart from those quick trigger idiots.clyde46
Well adapters like eagle eye and xim allow for users to take advantage of mouse/keyboard option, so apart from spending more money on an adapter, they can't really stop people from doing it. The only advantage is MLG which obviously doesn't allow people from using those adapters. Would be hilarious if you showed up to an MLG event with your xbox, mouse and keyboard LOL
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#11 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (22290 posts) -

If any of the next-gen consoles offer proper mouse and keyboard support for FPS games, that'd be awesome. Whenever I played KZ3, I always wished it had mouse and keyboard support.

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#12 Posted by LazySloth718 (2345 posts) -

Doubt it, a controller keeps things on a level playing field.clyde46

This

You can still plug in a kb/m to type in stuff, like codes and text messaging.

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#13 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (22290 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"]Doubt it, a controller keeps things on a level playing field. Apart from those quick trigger idiots.Liquid_
Well adapters like eagle eye and xim allow for users to take advantage of mouse/keyboard option, so apart from spending more money on an adapter, they can't really stop people from doing it. The only advantage is MLG which obviously doesn't allow people from using those adapters. Would be hilarious if you showed up to an MLG event with your xbox, mouse and keyboard LOL

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Post of the week for me. I'm already looking to order one.

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#14 Posted by Ilikemyname420 (5147 posts) -
The people at Microsoft will just say that you don't need a mouse and keyboard because with Kinect 2.0 you are the keyboard and mouse oooooooo. With Sony they'll probably give you Keyboard and mouse support on the PS4 but then take it away a year later because obviously people who use a mouse and keyboard are just hackers who are out to steal games...
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#15 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -
[QUOTE="clyde46"]Doubt it, a controller keeps things on a level playing field. Apart from those quick trigger idiots.Liquid_
Well adapters like eagle eye and xim allow for users to take advantage of mouse/keyboard option, so apart from spending more money on an adapter, they can't really stop people from doing it. The only advantage is MLG which obviously doesn't allow people from using those adapters. Would be hilarious if you showed up to an MLG event with your xbox, mouse and keyboard LOL

You would most likely be kicked out of the tournament. Yes there are 3rd party devices that let you use KB/M but most console games are designed with aim assist which ruins the use of a mouse and are not officially supported from MS and Sony.
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#16 Posted by faizan_faizan (7869 posts) -
If they did, Then it wouldn't be a console any more, You have the choice on PC, You don't on consoles Also from a logical point, I don't think KB&M on consoles is viable, And most console gamers won't bother using it.
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#18 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
The PS3 supports keyboard and mouse, so why wouldn't the PS4? I think the bigger question that should be asked is, will devs put support in their games for it?
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#19 Posted by themajormayor (25537 posts) -
Hope not
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#20 Posted by clr84651 (5634 posts) -

Keyboard & mouse is for PCs. Consoles need to stick with being consoles. 

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#21 Posted by Heil68 (57720 posts) -
It wouldn't get used if they offered it.
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#22 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Keyboard & mouse is for PCs. Consoles need to stick with being consoles. 

clr84651
Yes, limit your control options. That seems like the logical thing to do..........For a stupid person.
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#23 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -
[QUOTE="clr84651"]

Keyboard & mouse is for PCs. Consoles need to stick with being consoles. 

AmazonTreeBoa
Yes, limit your control options. That seems like the logical thing to do..........For a stupid person.

Actually I like the fact that consoles have a universal controller. That way I know that every player in a match is on an equal footing. Also, the controller is simple, you have 4 face buttons, 2 triggers, 2 shoulder buttons and a D-pad/Thumbstick. On the PC, I have to contend with a massive array of keys. Now before you jump down my throat, I game on PC.
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#24 Posted by Liquid_ (3818 posts) -
The PS3 supports keyboard and mouse, so why wouldn't the PS4? I think the bigger question that should be asked is, will devs put support in their games for it?AmazonTreeBoa
It has input lag that is unbearable without the adapter though, my question is will they implement adapters that remove the input lag?
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#25 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
[QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"]The PS3 supports keyboard and mouse, so why wouldn't the PS4? I think the bigger question that should be asked is, will devs put support in their games for it?Liquid_
It has input lag that is unbearable without the adapter though, my question is will they implement adapters that remove the input lag?

I know nothing of this lag you speak of. But I also have yet to use a keyboard and/or mouse on my PS3.
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#26 Posted by LordQuorthon (5677 posts) -

Yeah, consoles should have keyboard and mouse controls, VGA ports, an output for speakers, upgradable GPU, CPU and RAM and they should also run Windows and/or Linux. That sounds like a great idea. 

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#27 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29576 posts) -

PS3 had Mouse and Keyboard compatibilty with some games. As with Xbox I believe.

but not everyone has access to one at all times. Controlers that come with the console are the way to go cause it's a sure fire way for someone to play the game.

Also if the PS4 and Xbox 720 have full Keyboard and Mouse Support, then what's the point of getting one when you can get a PC?

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#28 Posted by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -

I hope not because it would be an unfair advantage in competitve shooters especially.

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#29 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

Maybe. If PlanetSide 2 comes to PS4, I could see a keyboard+mouse set-uo.

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#30 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

I hope not because it would be an unfair advantage in competitve shooters especially.

StrongBlackVine

 

Correction, if you know what you are doing with a keyboard and mouse. XD

 

Give me a DS anyday and I will go to work.

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#31 Posted by Liquid_ (3818 posts) -
[QUOTE="Liquid_"][QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"]The PS3 supports keyboard and mouse, so why wouldn't the PS4? I think the bigger question that should be asked is, will devs put support in their games for it?AmazonTreeBoa
It has input lag that is unbearable without the adapter though, my question is will they implement adapters that remove the input lag?

I know nothing of this lag you speak of. But I also have yet to use a keyboard and/or mouse on my PS3.

that's probably why...lol
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#32 Posted by Liquid_ (3818 posts) -

PS3 had Mouse and Keyboard compatibilty with some games. As with Xbox I believe.

but not everyone has access to one at all times. Controlers that come with the console are the way to go cause it's a sure fire way for someone to play the game.

Also if the PS4 and Xbox 720 have full Keyboard and Mouse Support, then what's the point of getting one when you can get a PC?

LegatoSkyheart
That's like saying why get an Xbox because you can use an xbox controller on PC. Not to mention other variables at play such as online services, netflix, blu-ray ect.
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#33 Posted by Puckhog04 (22814 posts) -

I prefer to have a controller on my consoles. If I want to use a kb/mouse I'll game on PC.

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#34 Posted by LustForSoul (6404 posts) -
Highly doubt it. It would give an unfair advantage on big game genres like FPS and RTS. Consoles are living room experiences, that's how they're marketed as well. Controller>keyboard+mouse btw.
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#35 Posted by PCgameruk (1785 posts) -

Sony gave you the option with PS3. Its the devs that didn't bother with it.

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#36 Posted by KungfuKitten (24573 posts) -

Their games better support mouse/keyboard.

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#37 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

Their games better support mouse/keyboard.

KungfuKitten

 

Or else?

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#38 Posted by KungfuKitten (24573 posts) -

[QUOTE="KungfuKitten"]

Their games better support mouse/keyboard.

wakefulness

 

Or else?

I won't like them.

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#39 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

[QUOTE="wakefulness"]

[QUOTE="KungfuKitten"]

Their games better support mouse/keyboard.

KungfuKitten

 

Or else?

I'll scratch them.

 

Meow. ;D

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#40 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

Haha. Sniped you before that stealth edit, bro!

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#41 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
[QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"][QUOTE="clr84651"]

Keyboard & mouse is for PCs. Consoles need to stick with being consoles. 

clyde46
Yes, limit your control options. That seems like the logical thing to do..........For a stupid person.

Actually I like the fact that consoles have a universal controller. That way I know that every player in a match is on an equal footing. Also, the controller is simple, you have 4 face buttons, 2 triggers, 2 shoulder buttons and a D-pad/Thumbstick. On the PC, I have to contend with a massive array of keys. Now before you jump down my throat, I game on PC.

That's different. He is talking about not having K/M at all. You are talking about devs not supporting it in some games to keep the gameplay balanced. I support that, but to exclude K/M support all together so that devs don't even have an option to use it, nor the gamers is ignorant. More options is always a good thing. For something like a FPS, it makes sense to either exclude K/M support in a console game or exclude controller and only support K/M. That would keep that type of game balanced. But for others like platformers, there would be no advantage either way, so why not include support for both? I am for excluding from games that would hurt the fun factor for multiplayer, but I am not for excluding the option altogether so that devs have no option.
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#42 Posted by El_Garbanzo (296 posts) -

k&m bout to get raped next gen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euNOPKYFbPc&feature=player_embedded#!

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#43 Posted by GarGx1 (9262 posts) -

k&m bout to get raped next gen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euNOPKYFbPc&feature=player_embedded#!

El_Garbanzo

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#44 Posted by Masenkoe (4897 posts) -

k&m bout to get raped next gen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euNOPKYFbPc&feature=player_embedded#!

El_Garbanzo

 

"Pew pew" - Kevin Butler 

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#45 Posted by KodiakKoolaid (443 posts) -

With the the few adapters out there for 360 and ps3; is Sony or MS going to be implimenting adapters that will work with most modern day keyboards and mice without the faulty input lag?  Should they?  Wouldn't it be smart so they can snag away some of the PC audience?

Liquid_
They absolutely should. If they did I would buy a console.
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#46 Posted by mariokart64fan (20547 posts) -

god no ,    

try playing all 3 gtas from gen 6 then come back  and ask for that lol , 

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#47 Posted by Fossil- (351 posts) -
PS3 already has KB/M support. Unreal supported it, but I don't know of any other games. FPS are a joke on anything that doesn't support KB/M though.

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

I hope not because it would be an unfair advantage in competitve shooters especially.

wakefulness

 

Correction, if you know what you are doing with a keyboard and mouse. XD

 

Give me a DS anyday and I will go to work.

lol @ thinking you will beat any semi-competent KB/M player. It isn't particularly hard to "know what you are doing."
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#48 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

PS3 already has KB/M support. Unreal supported it, but I don't know of any other games. FPS are a joke on anything that doesn't support KB/M though. [QUOTE="wakefulness"]

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

I hope not because it would be an unfair advantage in competitve shooters especially.

Fossil-

 

Correction, if you know what you are doing with a keyboard and mouse. XD

 

Give me a DS anyday and I will go to work.

lol @ thinking you will beat any semi-competent KB/M player. It isn't particularly hard to "know what you are doing."

 

Eeeeeh. I don't wannaaaa. :P

 

Actually, the first video games I played where learning games on PC from my school. And they where on keyboard and mouse. I am just fine with the standards split between a user interface one might see on the typical console vs the typical PC set up. And I would not want to face a player who has the unfair advantage, but I would think these things would be sorted out by the devs before hand. (like dedicated matchmaking for those with certain hardware SKU's)

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#49 Posted by KungfuKitten (24573 posts) -

Haha. Sniped you before that stealth edit, bro!

wakefulness
:oops:
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#50 Posted by Liquid_ (3818 posts) -

k&m bout to get raped next gen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euNOPKYFbPc&feature=player_embedded#!

El_Garbanzo
Lol, can't be serious