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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.

Would you use something like this, dear PC gamer?

Last Updated: October 20, 2017

66 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    October 20, 2017 at 08:33

    Good, because that is how games should be played

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    • Ricardo Harvey

      October 20, 2017 at 08:35

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

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      • Admiral Chief

        October 20, 2017 at 08:42

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

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        • Original Heretic

          October 20, 2017 at 08:43

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

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          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2017 at 08:45

            And use aim assist? NEE SIES

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2017 at 08:50

            PUBG will change your mind about that

          • Original Heretic

            October 20, 2017 at 08:52

            I’m on PS4. I have no PUBG.

            Only Fortnite Battle Royale.

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2017 at 08:55

            Fortnite will change your mind about that ;-p

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

            Try this on a controller

          • Original Heretic

            October 20, 2017 at 08:58

            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

            October 20, 2017 at 08:59

            HAH, good point

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2017 at 09:11

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

            GAAAAAAH

            [JIZZINMAHPANTS]

  2. Magoo

    October 20, 2017 at 08:39

    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.

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  3. Admiral Chief

    October 20, 2017 at 08:43

    That is one Cheddar-looking mouse, ugly

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  4. Original Heretic

    October 20, 2017 at 08:44

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

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  5. Original Heretic

    October 20, 2017 at 08:45

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

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  6. Ottokie

    October 20, 2017 at 08:45

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

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 20, 2017 at 08:46

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

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      • Ottokie

        October 20, 2017 at 08:46

        Nah. Lootboxes “rekt” that game.

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        • Admiral Chief

          October 20, 2017 at 08:48

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

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          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2017 at 09:05

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

          • Ottokie

            October 20, 2017 at 09:06

            Cosmetic or not, they incite gambling addiction.

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2017 at 09:13

            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.

          • Ottokie

            October 20, 2017 at 09:31

            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

            October 20, 2017 at 09:33

            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.

          • Ottokie

            October 20, 2017 at 09:54

            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

            October 20, 2017 at 10:08

            Nice

  7. Ottokie

    October 20, 2017 at 08:48

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

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 20, 2017 at 08:51

      It is coming, Xoon(TM)

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      • Ottokie

        October 20, 2017 at 08:53

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

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  8. Pieter Kruger

    October 20, 2017 at 09:11

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

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    • Skyblue

      October 20, 2017 at 09:22

      Prepare to get rekt in PVP ;-p

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      • Admiral Chief

        October 20, 2017 at 09:23

        xD

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      October 20, 2017 at 09:46

      Put a tray on your stomach and balance it.

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  9. Admiral Chief

    October 20, 2017 at 09:15

  10. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 20, 2017 at 09:50

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

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  11. I_am_Duffman!

    October 20, 2017 at 12:06

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

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  12. CongoKyle

    October 20, 2017 at 13:04

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

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 23, 2017 at 08:52

      xD

      Reply

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