Xbox One gamers who have been itching to gain an advantage over their online competitors will find a new keypad and mouse combination due for release on October 30th. The combo control scheme is no cheap endeavor and it will cost you a very pretty $149.99.
WCCF Tech is reporting that HORI had made the announcement earlier in the month and pre-orders are currently available ahead of the launch.
The keypad from HORI mimics the keyboard and mouse controls from a desktop PC, save for the keypad having an ergonomic design along with specific hat controls on the side, an Xbox guide button in the corner, menu buttons near the thumb controls, and a series of buttons where the digits are located.
The keypad features four directional buttons in the center, along with four utility buttons on the far left side.
The HID-complaint mouse sports 3200 DPI, along with fully customizable buttons, acceleration, sensitivity, and dead zones. Gamers can modify the buttons utilizing the TAC Mobile App considering that the Xbox One doesn’t have a native control customization utility.
Some gamers have previously complained about home consoles having support for mouse and keyboard controls because they feel that it creates an unfair advantage for players with the increased precision via a mouse and keyboard.
Of course, most people just want the best options available for their games. This could play a big role in games where you can turn off aim-assist. However, most games these days don’t even give gamers the option to turn off stuff like that.
Quite naturally, as reported by Windows Central, Microsoft will have to provide a firmware update to Xbox One gamers to make proper use of the HORI Tactical Assault Commander Pro.
The better question is, will this be a better buy than an Xbox One Elite Controller? It’s a tough sell, no doubt. On the upside, the HORI Tactical Assault Commander Pro is also compatible with Windows PCs as well, so even if you don’t have plans on using it for the Xbox One or Xbox One X, you can still use it to improve your game with your PC collection of FPS, RTS or MOBA titles.