One of the biggest downsides to playing competitive shooters on a console is the lack of keyboard and mouse, controllers just don’t deliver the same level of speed and accuracy. However, that is set to change a bit on the PS4 as peripheral maker, Hori, is all set to release the TAC4 wired keyboard and mouse for the console.
As you can see from the image, it isn’t a full sized keyboard, it only gives users the necessary buttons and rather than being presented with WASD, you get a set of arrow keys along with keys for each controller button. The mini-keyboard even has a D-pad.
The mouse has some extra buttons of its own. Just like in PC shooters, the left and right mouse buttons will activate aim and shoot. Though this mouse also comes with a ‘quick’ button, square and L2+R2 on the side by the thumb groove.
This is a Sony licensed product so it will all be supported natively by the PS4, rather than last generation’s keyboard and mouse converters, which required the extra peripherals to hook up to a controller in order to emulate its functions. The TAC4 releases on the 9th of October this year, it is up on Amazon UK right now for £87.
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KitGuru Says: It will be interesting to see if this keyboard and mouse set will offer superior control in shooters over the standard Dual-Shock 4. Though it seems Sony may limit functionality to a few peripherals, while the Xbox One is set to get native keyboard and mouse support.