PS4 Gets Officially-Licensed Keyboard and Mouse Controller

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PS4 keyboard and mouse

Generally speaking, you need a keyboard and mouse to get the most out of a first-person shooter like Call of Duty or Battlefield. But while traditional controllers can’t match their precision and adjustability, they are not suited for every genre of gaming. Good thing you have a choice...

Hori, one of the world’s best known developers of third party accessories for consoles, has released an officially-licensed keyboard and mouse for the PlayStaion 4, giving gamers what we hope is a viable alternative to the Dualshock controller. Called the Tactical Assault Commander 4, the setup consists of a cut-down keyboard and mouse that are backwards-compatible and features a set of programmable buttons. Engadget states that the left analog of the Dualshock is mapped to a set of WASD-like keys, while the right analog is controlled by the mouse. All of the controller’s other buttons and triggers are mapped appropriately, and there are a couple of additional functions like programmable buttons, a "snipe mode" that allows you to change the mouse’s sensitivity on the fly, and a walk button that makes the player character walk rather than run. The mouse connects to the small keyboard via a USB, meaning only one controller port is needed for the full setup. The Tactical Assault Commander 4 is the successor to the Tactical Assault Commander 3, which was great on paper but didn’t quite live up to expectation. Mapping the PS3’s analog to a mouse didn't work well, so let’s hope Hori addressed worked hard to address that issue. The Tactical Assault Commander 4 is already listed on Amazon with a pre-order price of around around $120-$130. Let us know what you think about it, and stay tuned to GameTribute for more gaming-related news.

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