XFPS allows for mouse & keyboard on all PS3 titles
- Posted January 20th, 2008 at 18:48 EDT by
- 36 Comments
After Unreal Tournament III set the mark for incorporating the keyboard & mouse setup on the PS3, one company is hoping to allow gamers to have this setup as a permanent fixture for any game of their choice.
XCM, the company behind this new peripheral, has announced the release of the XFPS Rateup Adapter for the PS3. This adapter will allow PS3 owners to use a keyboard and mouse instead of the Sixaxis controller to play their games. The peripheral is region free as it will work on all PlayStation 3 models and is compatible with all PlayStation 3 games.
The adapter will also allow the controller's button configuration to be remapped to the user's choice. Seeing as how the adapter is compatible with 95% of different kinds of mouse and keyboards, this especially beneficial for the PC gamer making the transition to the console world. PC gamers will now be able to enjoy "high sensitivity, precision and smoothness" from a platform that was once frowned upon by those same PC gamers.
The only thing of particular concern would be that some games have Sixaxis functionality so it may pose some bit of trouble mapping that same functionality to the mouse/keyboard. No official price or release date has been announced, but stay tuned for any new bit of information that may be coming out about this new peripheral.
- 1:50pm EST - January 20th, 2008
Awesome! I never realized how much a keyboard and mouse combo makes over a controller on my console FPSes. I just bought a keyboard and mouse combo for my PS3 today, and I'll be sure to get this.
- 1:56pm EST - January 20th, 2008
Xbox is going down !!!!!!!!!!!!
- 2:06pm EST - January 20th, 2008
that sucks. sure it's beneficial for those people who love using mouse and keyboard. i love using the mouse and keyboard. but the best mouse and keyboard players on say... FPS games, are better than those who play with a controller. this just gives a huge advantage to those using mouse and keyboard.
- 2:17pm EST - January 20th, 2008
Its all about reaction time and tweaking your mouse sensitivity. Which is why you see insane angles of head shots with the KB/M
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- 2:22pm EST - January 20th, 2008
I have wireless mouse and i used it on my ps3, it works and its great. ^___^
- 2:47pm EST - January 20th, 2008
cool where we can buy it and do you need specific keyboard and mouse for that or.....
- 3:03pm EST - January 20th, 2008
I guess I am the only guy on earth that thinks a mouse/KB sucks for gaming. I would take a Sixaxis or any other console controller over the cramping and digital clumsiness of a keyboard. I do far better with a pad on UT3 than I do with a KB/M so maybe I just suck at it, but I am at least willing to admit that unlike the legions of PC gamers that say pads suck just because they are total n00bs with them.
- 3:15pm EST - January 20th, 2008
Its good news, but its also bad for those who prefer using the PS3 controllers because they'll get owned on games like UTIII and CoD4.
- 3:19pm EST - January 20th, 2008
i know its not the time nor the place to ask this q,so my apologies ,i am to be transfered to italy next month (i live in usa now)so th q is , is the ps3 multi-region or is it only a rumor, should i keep mine or sell it and get another one there? thanks in advance Y'ALL
- 3:22pm EST - January 20th, 2008
That's HUUUUUUUGE....what a blow to microsoft.
- 3:23pm EST - January 20th, 2008
tegesh, the PS3 is region free for PS3 games. However, if you watch a lot of Blu-ray movies, you may want a new PS3 as movies are region-locked.
- 3:27pm EST - January 20th, 2008
Hey Soviet, your not the only one left, I too prefer the sixaxis on fps, and just about every other type of game, only times I need mouse and keyboard are for RTS and MMORPG's and that's really only necessary for the typing functions.
- 3:30pm EST - January 20th, 2008
@ ERIC2929 THANKS FOR YOU TROUBLE, that was so helpful, again thanks.
- 3:36pm EST - January 20th, 2008
bluetooth support for keyboards would be even easier.
- 4:00pm EST - January 20th, 2008
my only problem is that poeple, like myself, who dont like to use keyboard and mouse. im gonna get pwned by them with a keyboard and mouse. i hope the online games get a filter for it
- 4:21pm EST - January 20th, 2008
oi dat ting looks gay! so does this mean I can play MGS4? **** ya! ahh why dont they (sony) just enable that s**t man cmon we know you can. my highly expensive key&mouse willl look gay attached to this thing.
the peeps at amazon be saying this ting be gay! DONT BUY IT! it be getting shatty reviews!
Some of you peeps need to go back to college; some of you peeps be talking in riddles
- 4:25pm EST - January 20th, 2008
I wanna see someone try to use a keyboard and mouse against me in Warhawk if Warhawk was to support it.
- 5:27pm EST - January 20th, 2008
In case anyone's wondering, the Xbox 360 version of this product has been out for about six months, and it's pretty close to unuseable. I wouldn't hold my breath for this one to work well.
- 6:13pm EST - January 20th, 2008
I have contacted the company, and they will be sending PSU a sample to review around it's release date. :D
- 6:18pm EST - January 20th, 2008
I'll have to give this a try..
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