Dust 514 supports mouse and keyboard

Dust 514 will support USB keyboard and mouse controls as well as standard controllers, CCP has announced.


Dust 514 will have an option for keyboard and mouse control on the PlayStation 3, making it one of the few games to take advantage of that option on PS3. (Unreal Tournament 3 allows for KB&M play.) Given the game takes place in the same persistent world as EVE Online, the control option should come as a nice concession for those crossing over from the PC.

Dust 514 Base (via Joystiq) confirmed the support, and it was later reconfirmed with a tweet from CCP. The KB/M support does raise some question of how players using a controller will match up, since the control methods usually lead to a pretty steep skill disparity.

Dust 514 started accepting closed beta sign-ups last year. A release date for the title is still unknown.

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    February 8, 2012 8:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Dust 514 supports mouse and keyboard.

    Dust 514 will support USB keyboard and mouse controls as well as standard controllers, CCP has announced.

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      February 8, 2012 9:12 AM

      Should be interesting. I might actually fork over the cash for a ps3...the idea of making console kiddies rage...but then I'd have to buy another mouse and k/b if I wanted to bomb them from orbit at the same time....

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      February 8, 2012 9:31 AM

      I wonder if I could rig something up so I could use a kb/mouse in my living room otherwise I'll have to bring my PS3 into my office because I can't play console shooters with a controller at all. The Starhawk beta and Rage is showing me that very clearly.

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      February 8, 2012 10:07 AM

      Yes, my wish for this game came true. It's about time another game used the native keyboard and mouse controls that the PS3 has had sense day one. With Valve also supporting this in the upcoming CS: GO I hope that more game developers start utilizing the feature understand the demand there is for it on FPS games on a console.

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      February 8, 2012 1:11 PM

      My chances of picking this up just increased ten-fold.

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      February 8, 2012 1:20 PM

      If it has native keyboard and mouse support how bout just releasing a it on PC.

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      February 8, 2012 1:28 PM

      snot3353 posted a new article, Dust 514 is vaporware and will never actually be released.

      Dust 514 is a pipe dream and CCP isn't even able to properly support the one semi-successful game they already maintain, let alone develop another.

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        February 8, 2012 1:58 PM

        When is that vampire game coming out?

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          February 8, 2012 4:02 PM

          Didn't they push it back or something? Not sure.

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      February 8, 2012 4:48 PM

      Might be fun to pick this up and own people on gamepad. But I don't have much other interest in this game or their other one, Mining Online...

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        February 8, 2012 4:49 PM

        By "own people on gamepad" I mean I'd be using the K/M control scheme to own those on gamepad.

        Clarification Panda is happy now.

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