More PS3 details - supports a mouse!

Written by Wil Harris

September 2, 2005 | 10:16

Tags: #game-developer #keyboard #mouse #ps3

Companies: #sony

The PS3 will be able to use a keyboard and mouse to play first person shooters, according to a report on the INQ.

The news comes from the Game Developer's Conference Europe, where Sony has been speaking this week about its plans for the system.

The peripherals can be connected over one of the numerous USB2 ports on the system.

Amongst the other titbits to come from the show is that development units of the PS3 cost around 25,000 Euros - that's about 16,000 Great Britain Pounds or 30,000 United States Dollars.

Crazy!

Money isn't the only qualification either. You have to prove to Sony that you have a game that's good enough for it to be worth them supporting.

Also in the news is the fact that only 7 out of the PS3's 8 Cell chips may work in shipping consoles. Apparently, yield problems on the chips mean that the number of additional cores could be reduced in the majority of consoles that ship.

We don't think this will make much difference, since barely any launch titles for the PS3 will take full advantage of the threading capabilities of the system.

Lastly, the graphics chip - RSX - provided by Nvidia for the PS3 will be faster than the 7800, by just a bit. We knew that already, but it's extra confirmation. Expect the 8800 to be on the shelves after the PS3 has launched and for it to hammer the next generation of consoles for capabilities.

Think that mouse and keyboard is cool? Been using one for ages with an adaptor? Let us know.
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