Keyboard/Mouse support for the X360
Will Bioshock have it?
Hmm, though maybe that that kind of support isn't standard on the 360?. Maybe I confused it with the PS3...
Last edited by cribba; 03-04-2007 at 07:15 AM.
USB Keyboard is definately supported, though mouse support hasnt been implemented directly. Im sure it would be possible for developers to provide a software solution, as the USB ports ARE there. However, developers might not see enough of a benefit to implementing this feature.
Also, it seems that Bioshock 360's UI design is going to be completely designed around the 360 pad. So there may be some significant differences in manipulating the UI as compared to the PC version, essentially that means that if they would have to add both the PC and 360 UI to add mouse support. I would like it very much, but to keep my expectations in check ... I dont think so.
Last edited by MacarenaRowBot; 03-05-2007 at 07:43 AM.
As far as I know, USB mouse support is blocked for the 360 by Microsoft itself.
Their argument was that the 360 gaming experience has to be centered on the gamepad.
Keyboard support so far was only granted for MMORPGs like FFIX as far as I know. And that only in terms of communication for typing.
Enabling keyboard + mouse for 360 is an old topic then and I think Irrational can't do anything against it :/.
Last edited by Rapture_Tourist; 03-05-2007 at 08:51 AM.
Originally Posted by Rapture_Tourist
Oops , dunno why, got the wrong studio name in my mind....I was thinking of BIOSHOCK too often, probably...don't say it loud
Meant Irrational Games, of course..*hides*
Last edited by Rapture_Tourist; 03-05-2007 at 08:55 AM.
Mouse and Keyboard in Bioshock on Xbox 360?
I ain't got a 360 yet, so I might be wrong about something, but here goes:
If I understand correctly, it is possible to plug mouse and keyboard into the console, but you cannot use them in games unless the game specifically supports that. And most games don't.
I'm experienced with mouse and keyboard, but I have no idea how good controllers are. I've seen many (and I mean many) people say that controllers are slower, precise aiming is a problem and overall the mouse is better. This somewhat bothers me. I don't want to get frustrated just because controls on 360 are poorer compared to the PC.
So, my questions: is there a keyboard&mouse support planned for Xbox 360 version of Bioshock? And is it really needed?