Disclaimer: This is not a PC vs Console thread, both have their own advantages and both have their drawbacks. Players will choose the best that fit them.
I just trying to wrap my head around this concept. We are in 2012, not 1970's anymore. Why during this 40 years+ of living room gaming (console) evolution, they are never been attempt to include some keyboard and mouse support for the console. It would seems something easy to do, just include some driver in their operating system to undestand generic keyboard and mouse. The game developper would be free to use or not the instruction for these peripherals.
I know microsoft recognize the lack of keyboard for console and introduce a small keyboard that you can plug just under your pad. But why just don't include a standard keyboard support, either wireless or USB (or both). But there are to my knowledge no official support for mouse on console.
This was one of my main problem when i bought my pack XBoX360 + CoD4:MW a few years back, and yet, years have gone by, still no keyboard + mouse support. I still don't understand a good reason behind this design decision.
The only reason i could think of are
- console manufacturer don't want you to be unconfortable, that is using mouse and keyboard on couch isn't confortable. This argument seems rather bad in my eye.
- More cynically, i though maybe they don't allow mouse and keyboard support because they want to sell their own peripherals, they don't want you to use cheap generic keyboard.
But these reason feels bad to me, there have to be more to it, something i don't see.
So why do you think there are no mouse and keyboard on console, if only as a secondary controler, not a main controler like on PC.
Again, please, this is not a PC VS console thread, just an opinion thread about console controller or lack thereof.