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Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller

There's a preview of Assassin's Creed 3 on GameSpy with quotes from Ubisoft Montreal Creative Director Alex Hutchinson about what to expect from the stealth/action sequel. The author deserves extra points for the concluding Q&A expressing skepticism that the PC edition of the game will be released alongside the console editions. On another PC-related topic, they learn that their professed "love" and plans for "supporting" the PC does not include putting time into mouse and keyboard support (thanks Destructoid). Here's word:

Sadly the PC version won't get much special treatment, he admitted: "We're definitely supporting PC, we love PC, but I think it'll be PC with a controller. I don't see us investing hugely in a mouse and keyboard setup. I think if you want to play on PC and you want to play Assassin's Creed, you have a controller."

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111. Re: Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller Apr 4, 2012, 14:49 Verno
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 14:29:
My only point was that the idea of needing to play other than how the developers intended is silly, since the vast majority don't and don't care.

I don't grant the premise that the majority in all scenarios (this one sure) but its besides the point. How the developers intend can mean a lot of different things and many people at development companies can't even fully agree on these things. "Best" is subjective and not everyone likes to play games the same way. There's a difference between "playing the game differently" which implies people are somehow subverting the developers vision of the products gameplay and playing the game with a different input mechanism or button layout.

Anyway, anyone arguing AC games control better with KBM is fucking insane.

I wouldn't play AC games that way but again, "the best" is very subjective and some people are just inherently more comfortable with certain inputs. Some people have physical impediments or other problems that prevent them from using specific input controls as well. As long as they can find a way to enjoy the game I don't really see a problem.
 
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