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.
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.
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.