FPS Controller For PS3 Revealed
Don't look so surprised; you knew this would probably happen eventually.
The days of PC superiority in the realm of...well, anything, is over. Some will claim the platform still has the edge when it comes to FPSs, though, and the primary reason always seems to center on the keyboard and mouse control combo. Now, logically speaking, it's hardly rational at all to think that putting one hand on a keyboard and the other on a completely different device would be "better" for your hands or your brain. But how we were raised and what we learned as young'uns has an immense impact, doesn't it? Well, if you miss that old combo because you've been playing most of your FPSs on consoles, here's a new peripheral that might interest you.
According to Digital Battle, what you see pictured here is a special FPS controller for the PlayStation 3. It's supposed to be released in 90 days and as you can see, it actually consists of two separate controllers. On the left, you've got the movement buttons and on the right, the mouse-like thing that's obviously used for aiming. It's as if they wanted to shrink down the keyboard/mouse combo so it fits comfortably in your hands, but the only question is, will it work? It's one of those things that you may have to try in order to get a firm grasp (get it?) of the mechanics, but it might be worth a shot. It's interesting, at the very least. If you are a hardcore FPS fan, let us know what you think, and whether or not it will become a highly sought-after peripheral.
2/26/2009 Ben Dutka