Alright guys, first of all, I love PC gaming, and I love using the mouse. It has so much more precision than any other gaming peripheral
One thing I feel that is missing from lots of PC games which has been in many other games since around 1997 is analog character movement. We're all still using WASD which is basically the same as the arrow keys we've been using forever.
What I'm thinking would be a good solution is this:
Get rid of the keyboard.
It works great for RTS games, and other tactical games, simply because you're not directly controlling a character on screen. But, for any game where you have direct control over a character, using WASD on the keyboard feels old and out of date.
The mouse is incredible for gaming, however, and as such has become more and more developed as time goes on.
My suggestion would be to develop a device with analog control to replace WASD, yet still keep WASD as an option for people who don't want to buy another peripheral.
I'd want to see something like a hybrid between an analog stick and a flight stick. Basically, something with buttons on or near the stick, so you can hit those buttons without taking your hand off the stick itself and so you can have an equivalent for Q, E, F, R, and other keys that are normally used in PC games. Also, instead of 8-directions, it'll be 360 degree movement that is much smoother like an analog stick, and more suited to moving a character.
What do you guys think?