PC-like FPS control comes to PS4 via new keyboard/mouse

This new mouse and keyboard aims to bring PC quality FPS control to Sony's PlayStation 4.

Published Mon, Jul 27 2015 10:55 AM CDT   |   Updated Thu, Sep 3 2020 2:12 PM CDT

Hori's new Tactical Assault Commander 4 is a keyboard and mouse duo aimed at emulating PC quality FPS control on Sony's PlayStation 4 console. Armed with the new controller, gamers can now hone their headshot skills to a heightened degree with the kind of precision that a steady mouse can offer.

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The mouse and keyboard are both wired via USB and feature programmable macro buttons for customized play. Like previous models, the peripheral sports must-have modes like snipe and walk buttons, and the traditional WASD scheme shouldered by Triangle (Q) and Circle (E) for easy maneuvering. It also has keys to match a DualShock 4 including a Share button for screenshots and video.

The keyboard is decidedly created with right-handed gamers in mind--lefties are out of luck with this model. Hori affirms that the Tactical Assault Commander 4 is cross-platform compatible and is fully functional on the PlayStation 3, so you can fire up yesteryear classics like Blops 2 for practice.

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Hori's new controller does have some oddities in its design, particularly in the touchpad that's affixed to the keyboard's front face. The Xim 4 adapter offers a comparative value for next-level gaming control, letting users translate their favorite PC gaming peripherals onto last- and current-gen consoles.

This kind of precision won't come cheap, though: Amazon UK lists the Tactical Assault Commander for £86.35, which is about $134. Alternatively the Xim 4 is a whopping $250, but it works with any PC gaming mouse/keyboard. Japan will get first dibs on the PS4 peripheral with a release on November 30th (weeks after Black Ops 3's release date, sadly), and we might even see it at this year's Tokyo Game Show.

NEWS SOURCE:eurogamer.net

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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