Portal 2 PS3: No mouse/keyboard support

PS3 gamers unable to utilise PS3's peripheral support for Valve's upcoming smasher

Those of you (us included) who were intending to go mouse/keyboard style with the PS3 version of Portal 2 are out of luck. It won't be supported, Valve has confirmed.


When asked about PS3 mouse/keyboard support, Portal 2's project lead Joshua Weier told the PS Blog: "No, unfortunately we don't do that. The whole game is built around playtesting, which extends to the hardware and how people use it."

He went on to explain: "We have people internally who played on the PS3 - we use it all the time - and we constantly iterated it."

Unlike other PC FPS games though, Weier says mouse and keyboard controls aren't necessary in Portal 2: "Luckily, Portal 2's not a super twitchy, complicated game, so we just focused on making a comfortable controller experience," he said.

We dunno - some of those mid-air flick shots in tougher levels of the first game were much easier with a mouse, and according to numerous trailers there'll be plenty more of that in the sequel.

Head through the source link for the full interview, and don't forget to tell us what you most want to know about in our Portal 2 review.

[ SOURCE: US PS Blog ]