Xbox One is getting an officially licenced mouse and keyboard

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People will argue about their favourite input devices for years. PlayStation fans will argue that their symmetrical thumbsticks are best. Xbox Fans will argue that that the offset sticks are far more comfortable and accurate, while Nintendo fans will try their best to not bring the Nintendo 64’s awful controller into the discussion. PC gamers, will of course, try to convince you that their office implements are the superior control system.

For certain things, they’re right. Things like Excel, Word and Powerpoint. But yes, also things like first-person shooters, where pin-point precision afforded by the mouse offers unparalleled accuracy. Well, now you’ll have that sort of accuracy on the Xbox One. The Hori Tactical Assault Commander Pro One is an officially licenced mouse and Keyboard for the Xbox One, that happens to work with PC as well.

Officially Licensed by Microsoft.

The tac Pro one’s mechanical keypad and mouse bring PC style controls to Xbox One. Designed specifically for FPS games, features include keypad or analog stick movement, and programmable user profiles. The tac Pro provides an entirely new control method to the Xbox One to revolutionize your play style. Universal compatibility: plug and play on the Xbox One and Windows PC.

Designed specifically for FPS games.

Compatible with the included tac gaming mouse or any HID-compliant USB mouse. Fully programmable: adjust and store your settings for mouse sensitivity, acceleration and dead zones. All sensitivity and key settings are programmable through the tac mobile App. 3200 DPI Optical mouse: gaming Grade mouse with ultra-responsive micro-switches for deadly accuracy. Buttons are intuitively mapped by Default and can be programmed as needed. Advanced features: quick button increases mouse sensitivity for faster reaction time, Snipe button reduces sensitivity for precision aiming, walk button for precision movement, WSAD or analog stick movement Options, and more.

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Here’s the thing. It’s not native mouse support, instead using tricks (like the XIM4 does) to map right analogue inputs to the mouse. It still does offer a control advantage in specific games though, so the other question is over how much it skews the playing field. It’s also worth noting that a version of this device is already available for PlayStation consoles.

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Would you use something like this, dear PC gamer?

Last Updated: October 20, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Admiral Chief

    Good, because that is how games should be played

    • Ricardo Harvey

      FPS and strategy games yes, but me thinks controllers are more suited for everything else.

      • Admiral Chief

        Third person shooters also. But yeah, fighting and racing games are easier on those. But I don’t play those types of games 😛

        • Original Heretic

          I still prefer a controller for a 3rd person shooter.

          • Admiral Chief

            And use aim assist? NEE SIES

          • MonsterCheddar

            I hear aim assist this and aim assist that. Never encountered it.

          • MonsterCheddar

            DROL

          • Admiral Chief

            D.R.O.L.
            Is that some console term for aiming assistance?

          • MonsterCheddar

            At least we have moved away from Plains of Mycolon I see…

          • Skyblue

            PUBG will change your mind about that

          • Original Heretic

            I’m on PS4. I have no PUBG.

            Only Fortnite Battle Royale.

          • Skyblue

            Fortnite will change your mind about that ;-p

            https://m.imgur.com/gallery/RM3AaMj

            Try this on a controller

          • MonsterCheddar

            Play Destiny 2. I had to kill 30 Vex while in the air with a Submachine gun to get some or other token…On Xbox.
            And I did…

          • Admiral Chief

            Auto aim assist 😛

          • MonsterCheddar

            Nope. I actually missed a lot.

          • Skyblue

            But did you have to rocket jump then switch to rail and execute. This happens in just about every game of Quake.

          • MonsterCheddar

            Nah just a boost jump and shoot, I must admit.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Play Warframe. I had to get 10 head shot kills in a single aim-glide to unlock a riven mod.

          • MonsterCheddar

            NO.

          • Original Heretic

            I’ve only played one game of Fortnite. Didn’t do too badly for a first timer (ranked 23rd, got 6 kills).
            I like my controller.

            And yeah, what you’re showing there is very tough to do on a controller, but not impossible. Depends on the sensitivity you set it to and your finesse.

          • Admiral Chief

            HAH, good point

          • Admiral Chief

            Oh man that schweeeeet rocket jump + rail kill in glorious full res full fps goodness

            GAAAAAAH

            [JIZZINMAHPANTS]

          • MonsterCheddar

            O.o

          • Admiral Chief

            It’s a PC thing

          • Skyblue

            They’ll never understand until they do it… the Rocket Jump/Rail part

          • Admiral Chief

            Awwwwwyeah

  • Magoo

    Still uses deadzone tech if I’m not mistaken? It’s nothing like using a mouse on a computer. It’s like using a mouse as a joystick.

  • MonsterCheddar

    “PC gamers, will of course, try to convince you that their office implements are the superior control system.

    For certain things, they’re right. Things like Excel, Word and Powerpoint.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/03c77268441f6e992f7de8a356df7a347f47c3040f2ea7eec58c1e51fa409e6b.gif

  • Admiral Chief

    That is one Cheddar-looking mouse, ugly

    • MonsterCheddar

      LIKE YOUR FACE!!!!!!!!!!

      • Admiral Chief

        My face >>>>>>>> your ugly mugg.

        But, that being said, I’m quite fond of you.

        • MonsterCheddar

          #nohomo I hope….

          • Admiral Chief

            Nawwww, you are an odd one, but that is a good thing

  • Original Heretic

    Personally, I prefer sitting back on a couch and gaming. All nice and comfy-like.
    Controller all the way.

  • Original Heretic

    “Hokey [keyboards] and [mouses] are no match for a good [controller] [in your hands], kid.”

  • AKA if you don’t use this in FPS games like Overwatch you are going to get rect.

    • Admiral Chief

      I thought you got REKT in OW if you have a 200ms ping

      • Nah. Lootboxes “rekt” that game.

        • Admiral Chief

          Only lootboxes I’m interested in now is Tyrael’s Horadrim boxes

          • Skyblue

            Even Quake Champions has loot boxes now. They’re purely for cosmetic purposes though.

          • Cosmetic or not, they incite gambling addiction.

          • Hammersteyn

            Preach!

          • Skyblue

            Never thought of it that way. You can’t sell the loot box or loot like in PUBG and I find it quite cool to get “unlocks” after every few games. There is no monetary value on anything you unlock.

          • I don’t really mind if the items are tradable. That’s how I am currently getting most of my Rocket League loot. Have not bought one key or opened one box yet.

          • Skyblue

            In PUBG I just sell the loot crates without opening them. They fetch between R8 to R9 so it’s adding up nicely for the next Steam sale.

          • My cousin has made literal thousands from selling the deluxe edition skins. It’s bloody crazy. My Twitch set goes for like R600 now.

          • Skyblue

            Nice

          • Hammersteyn

            If Quake Champions is F2P then fine, else GTFO with those lootboxes.

          • Admiral Chief

            Preach!

          • Skyblue

            It’s in early access and available for R 399,00 for all the champions. It has a F2P model which I couldn’t be bothered with. I’ve been playing Quake since the 90’s and still love the game.

          • Hammersteyn

            Last Quake I played at a LAN was Quake 3 and that game had mods, free mods and freed downloadable skins. I’m more and more convinced that gaming was better back then.

          • Admiral Chief

            Oh man Q3DM17!!!

            Railed a friend of mine so many times there he broke his mouse!

          • Hammersteyn

            Played rail arena so many times I almost went blind

          • Admiral Chief

            Good times man, good times

          • Skyblue

            DM6 has been slightly remodeled and renamed from Campgrounds to Blood Covenant but is still glorious.

          • Skyblue

            I can agree with that. Gaming companies have become more concerned about squeezing every last cent out of their IP’s and player base.

          • Hammersteyn

            It’s disgusting and sleazy as hell.

    • Hammersteyn

      Truth!

  • So wannabee 4K and now PC peripherals. Why don’t they just make an “officially licensed EXCLUSIVE” PC?

    • Admiral Chief

      It is coming, Xoon(TM)

      • It’s always fun to watch a fish flop on dry land when someone else called Sony took all the water.

  • Hammersteyn
    • MonsterCheddar

      HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

    • MonsterCheddar

      And people still play that kak?

      • Admiral Chief

        Ask Otto if he still plays The Division

        • MonsterCheddar

          Oi. I still play Division. XD

          • Admiral Chief

            With auto aim likely

          • MonsterCheddar

            Oh Snap. XD

          • Admiral Chief

            Hehehe, FFD of today is already in full schwing

          • Hammersteyn

            People still play that?

          • MonsterCheddar

            Hey, new DLC hitting soon. Aircraft Carrier…….

          • Hammersteyn

            And what do you do with it? Bomb the dark zone?

          • Admiral Chief

            No, the aim assist cache is located there, you get an upgrade

          • MonsterCheddar

            Fokker….XD

          • MonsterCheddar

            Map expansion en Horde mode.

          • Hammersteyn

            yay?

          • MonsterCheddar

            Very yay!!!!!!!!! o/

            Thats the rumour from the Devs anyway……

          • Admiral Chief

            As in ZOMBIES?

          • MonsterCheddar

            As in JOU SUSSIE!!!!!

          • Admiral Chief

            Don’t have one. But seriously, horde of what?

          • Hammersteyn

            A horde of sissies without aim assist?
            Okay I’ll stop now XD

          • MonsterCheddar

            Fuckers trying to kill you

      • Hammersteyn

        It’s a repetitive but a very fun game. Their strategy has become more clearer though. With Halloween here they dangle the seasonal lootboxes like a Twitter account in front of Trump. So if you want to spooky skins you either drop everything in your life including other games and grind those lootboxes for all that you’re worth, or buy them.

        I’ve mostly stopped playing because I’ve grown tired of seeing how cool the other players look. I did pass lvl100 so I got my monies worth. Their lootboxes may be just cosmetic, but it’s turned me away from the game.

        • MonsterCheddar

          I got bored very quick.

          • Hammersteyn

            Turn on aim assist, you’ll get more kills.

          • Admiral Chief

            LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

            GG

          • MonsterCheddar

            HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!

  • Hammersteyn

    Meh, even Playstation has this. PVP has truly become pay to win.

    • Tarisma

      The playstation version is kak, better off using a xim4

  • Pieter Kruger

    Hell No!! Not only is it ugly but how will I use it lying on my living room couch?

    • Hammersteyn

      TV tray

      • Admiral Chief

        When I read ‘tray’ I though of the Darth Vader Death Star Cantina joke

        DEATH BY TRAY!

      • MonsterCheddar

        LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!

      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        Dammit you beat me to it!

        • Hammersteyn

          Hahahaha1

    • Skyblue

      Prepare to get rekt in PVP ;-p

      • Admiral Chief

        xD

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      Put a tray on your stomach and balance it.

  • Admiral Chief
    • MonsterCheddar

      Go away

      • Hammersteyn

        He didn’t even need any assisting with his meme aim.

        • MonsterCheddar

          This is going to go on the whole day. Last week it was Plains of Eidolon. I even got Whatsapp trolled with that shit. XD

          • Admiral Chief

            See my comment above

      • Admiral Chief

        Sure, I’ll go TO THE PLAINS OF EIDOLON

        • MonsterCheddar

          Fokkof…….HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

          • Admiral Chief

            Jy het daai een verdien

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    The Hori Tactical Assault Commander Pro One is not a mouse, it’s three quarters moisturing cream.

  • I_am_Duffman!

    Honest question though. What is the purpose of the thumb stick on the right of the controller?

  • Not sure I could play a game with a mouse and keyboard at 30ps :/

    • Admiral Chief

      xD

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