No BioShock 2 Gamepad Support

After recent outcry and a petition asking 2K to add gamepad support to BioShock 2, 2K has responded saying they will not be adding support for gamepads to the underwater shooter sequel. 2K Elizabeth made the following post to the 2K Forums: "I talked to the dev team about controller support for BioShock 2, and I want to let you know that we won’t be adding this into the game in a patch. The decision not to support the controller was not made lightly, and to add it now would take a complete re-envisioning of the UI that the team worked so hard to create. I’m sorry for those of you who are disappointed, and I want you to know that your comments and concerns have been heard and will be taken in to account when we are planning in the future." Thanks nin via Kotaku.
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Re: No BioShock 2 Gamepad Support
Feb 12, 2010, 14:12
Verno
 
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Feb 12, 2010, 14:12
 Verno
 
Quoted for emphasis. Agreed on every point.

The game is largely already designed for a gamepad though, in fact in most game config files you'll find all of the Xbox bindings in there. There is no real "work" required to support the pad on the PC. If there was a significant amount of work that might delay the port or whatever then I'd be in full agreement but that's simply not the case, most of these games are designed for that exact pad in the first place. Either way, more choice is always better for the consumer in general and that's what the PC platform is all about. The "play it with a keyboard noob" crowd ironically is more like their console brethren than they realize.

This comment was edited on Feb 12, 2010, 14:12.
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