Sony’s impressively ergonomic DualShock 4 controller may be snugger than a Cheryl Cole branded onesie, but it’s still unlikely to appeal to elitists. Those gamers that would rather play with rusty chainsaws than dual analogue sticks are much more likely to be wooed by WASD support – and Battlefield 4 on the PlayStation 4 may yet take advantage of the frequently requested feature.
Asked specifically about mouse and keyboard compatibility by AusGamers, producer Aleksander Grøndal hinted that it’s a possibility on the PS4. “We have mouse and keyboard support for the PC obviously, but I can’t speak now specifically for next generation consoles,” he said. “But if it makes sense in the Battlefield universe, for a Battlefield game, we’ll consider it.”
The PlayStation 3 famously included support for the spreadsheet tools, so we suspect that similar functionality will be extended to the Japanese giant’s impending platform. The big question is: will developers actually take advantage of it this time around? DICE seems game – but considering support and actually implementing it are two very different propositions.