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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It's disappointing that they're so open about their contempt for the PC as a gaming platform. You only have to look at Alan Wake to see what happens when a developer decides to put a little effort in - it really pays off.

Having said that, I play games like Assassin's Creed and Tomb Raider on a controller anyway so it's not a big deal for me. You don't need accuracy for the combat and the analog movement of the controller allows you to control the speed you walk at, which isn't possible on keyboard.

SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 15:08:
Here I was laughing when I saw that Borderland 2 PC list of "features" and of those bullet points were mouse and keyboard support. I was like get the fuck out of here m+k support on a PC game, of course how else are you going to play the game. Well I guess it is reality these days, mouse and keyboard support really is a premium feature you may not get with every ported games on the PC.
Actually, the bulletpoint related to Logitech keyboards and the mini-display they have on them. You completely misinterpreted what was written.

SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 15:08:
So if you are thinking about a PC upgrade for this year, forget about that fancy new Nvidia GTX 680 video card, just get yourself a nice xbox 360 controller instead, it will be a much better money investment as far as bang for a buck, especially if you were thinking of playing Ass Creed on your PC.
What a ridiculously sensationalist post. Any serious PC gamer should have a X360 controller as there are a lot of genres that benefit from it. For instance, if you don't have a steering wheel then a controller is the next best thing for racing games and dramatically better than a keyboard - and they're great for fighting games, platformers, third-person action games, sports games, casual flight/combat simulators and a lot of indie games. They're incredibly cheap and you can use several at the same time, which is great when you have friends around. It's long since taken over from the joystick as the most popular secondary peripheral.
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