UT3 PS3 to feature keyboard and mouse support
- Posted August 4th, 2007 at 15:13 EDT by
- 26 Comments
Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games, has confirmed that it will be including keyboard and mouse support for the PS3 version of Unreal Tournament 3.
Rein posted the confirmation on the official Epic Games forums after speaking to colleague Steve Polge. He appreciated the concerns of some fans that keyboard and mouse support could create unbalanced online games by reassuring us that an effective system would be in place to ensure fairness.
"I checked with Steve Polge and he said that YES we are supporting keyboard and mouse in Unreal Tournament 3 on PS3. He is confident we are doing it in a way that will be balanced without feeling "gimped" for either side. We'll also allow people to choose whether or not they want to allow mixed controller vs. keyboard/mouse games or not."
Unreal Tournament 3 is being released exclusively on PS3 and PC this year, with an Xbox 360 version coming out early next year.
Rein finished is post by saying:
"I think you guys are going to love UT3! More details to come later."
We'll keep you up to date.
- 10:13am EDT - August 4th, 2007
Not really surprising. Nice feature though.
- 10:14am EDT - August 4th, 2007
gr8...but crazy if u ask me....keyboard and mouse against ppl who does not have keyboard and mouse....damn....ppl using the sixaxis will be getting owned if u ask me
- 10:16am EDT - August 4th, 2007
Mystik4l06 "We'll also allow people to choose whether or not they want to allow mixed controller vs. keyboard/mouse games or not."
- 10:45am EDT - August 4th, 2007
oh....i didnt see that part >_<
- 11:07am EDT - August 4th, 2007
omg part of the article was sayin that people who used the sixaxis would have no disadvantages againt people who used a mouse and keyboard.
- 11:30am EDT - August 4th, 2007
have you guys seen the split fish controler? this is something i want to get. it is two parts. left hand gets a hand held thing with buttons and an anolog stick it is also motion sensative, right side gets a mouse with digital buttons on the side. they say you can set up the contols how ever you want.
- 11:42am EDT - August 4th, 2007
"We'll also allow people to choose whether or not they want to allow mixed controller vs. keyboard/mouse games or not."
This is actually very good! Most of the people who i know who use Mouse/keyboard happen to be pc gamers... they are not the guys who us it because they want to out play other people.
- 11:59am EDT - August 4th, 2007
for those that say its an unfair adantage for those that use keyboard/mouse, to you i say that's all BS! BS! BS! BS! now i consider myself close to average with controller with fps's but damn when i say there are ppl who plays the controller like its a freakin' keyboard/mouse. which means it's gonna be a long night on resistance. so i welcome the support for keyboard/mouse for people like me that always aim down when moving around or can't seem to get that headshot on the run (sigh). now if you excuse me think i'll go and play more resistance and practice on my aiming (pfft! that probally what most is gonna say in replies anyway. lucky you you probally not on a 20 game losing streak lol.)
- 12:08pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
they have there respective advantage.
Controlers can strafe and close qaurter battle better.....
mouse and keyboard they can snipe and do mid to long range battle better...
- 12:23pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
that's very true The_Morningstar...i couldn't agree w/ you more...i don't know if UT3 sales are gonna boost the ps3 sales...anyone have an idea??? yea...i'm a f*king retard...now that's already declared....anyone???
- 12:24pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
sorry...disregard that...will the launch of ut3 boost ps3 sales???....lol
- 12:32pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
nothing new.so whts new.
- 12:47pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
Well I for one am very excited to hear Epic confirm that keyboard and mouse will be supported for UT3. They said it a couple of times a while ago but time passes and you wonder if they have changed their minds cause you don't hear anything about it. I think FPS games expecially should support keyboard and mouse in this day and age when every reviewer I've heard of thinks it works best for FPS games. All the complaints about unfairness of having to purchase a keyboard and mouse or unfairness of losing because you are using a sixaxis controller is not a good argument as a usb keyboard and mouse and be picked up for super cheap these days. I got a wireless keyboard and mouse on sale and have it hooked up to the PS3 and its a really nice set that cost me very little. I really hope Epic starts something big :)
- 1:08pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
psn id: gingo... great addition to hopefully what will be a great game
- 2:01pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
The part about trying to balance the matches was all I needed to read. Very nice :D
- 2:13pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
I think the Six axis would have the advantage. I cant stand keyboard and mouse play. I think it could be fair if someone that is good with the controllers and some one that is good with the KB/MS have a match.
- 2:15pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
Oh, and they didnt mention keyboard and mouse support for the 360. looks like the 360 is losing out on features
- 3:48pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
Cool. I dont think I would use it for my PS3, then again who knows. Pretty nice to see its included tho.
- 4:09pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
Wo0t now i can kick KB&M users
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