I have been researching which keyboard and mouse to purchace for use with my PS3 and have come across a curious debate about thier use in FPS. It seems many people who use a controller belive it gives People like myself who desperatly want to use KB and Mouse an unfair advantage. And I get the sense that game developers may agree. Dude thats totaly BS. I Purchased the PS3 because it was suposed to offer everything to everyone. And to avoid the endless upgrading required to PC game.
The PS3 is the first console I feel that can offer me comperable grafics to the PC. I have played FPS online for years going back to Quake. I think It would be really stupid for developers to ignore the gamers like myself willing to give the PS3 a chance. Bottom line use of KB and mouse does give an advantage, Its also provides far superior control. Just because someone wants to lay back on the couch and use a controller why am I forced to. Hey you dont hear me complaining it"s not fair that at 38 years old I have to compete with someone half my age with much faster reaction times.
If developers are worried would it not make more sense to simply segregate controler and KB & Mouse users, rather than restrict my preferance. What's most surprising are the responses from console gamers saying, if you wanna use a KB and Mouse go play on your PC. To that I reply, gaming evolves even console gaming. look at the wii. My first console from atari had a joy stick with one red button. I really think Sony would be missing a great oportunity to convert huge numbers of dedicated gamers by restricting the Use of KB and Mouse. Forcing us to use a controller is like forcing us to use a condom, it just dont feel right.