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Mouse murders joypad

by Arkhanist
Games and Gaming, News

As many of us cross-platform gamers suspected, the keyboard and mouse has proved far superior to the xbox 360 joypad when it comes to getting your frag on.

Microsoft had a secret project a while ago, some details of which have now surfaced from the CTO of HP’s gaming business blog.

There was a project that got killed at Microsoft. This project was designed to allow console gamers and PC gamers to interact and battle over a connected environment. Personally I wish it would have stayed the course. I’ve heard from reliable sources that during the development they brought together the best console gamers to play mediocre PC gamers at the same game… and guess what happened? They pitted console gamers with their “console” controller, against PC gamers with their keyboard and mouse. The console players got destroyed every time. So much so that it would be embarrassing to the XBOX team in general had Microsoft launched this initiative. Is this why the project was killed? Who knows, but I’d love to hear from anyone involved — what happened?

Those of us who have been in the gaming business for over a decade know the real deal. You simply don’t get the same level of detail or control as you do with a PC over a console. It’s a real shame that Microsoft killed this — because had they kept it alive it might have actually increased the desire of game developers and gamers alike to continue developing and playing rich experiences on the PC which would trickle down to the console as it has in the past.

Arkhanist

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