Overwatch Director Wants Keyboard and Mouse Banned from PS4 and Xbox One

by admin February 6, 2017 at 10:35 pm

Overwatch isn’t just a multiplayer shooter phenomenon restricted to the PC. It has a vocal fanbase on the PS4 and Xbox One as well. Some of whom have claimed that since high-level players of the game on consoles use a keyboard and mouse, versus a majority using a controller, it could be seen as cheating. Presumably due to the precision afforded by a mouse compared to an analog stick.

Blizzard weighed in on the matter with Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan stating the company “objects to the use of mouse and keyboard on console” on the official Overwatch forums.

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“We have contacted both first-party console manufacturers and expressed our concern about the use of mouse and keyboard and input conversion devices,” Kaplan’s post continues. “We have lobbied and will continue to lobby for first-party console manufacturers to either disallow mouse and keyboard and input conversion devices or openly and easily support mouse and keyboard for players.

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