As a huge fan of Wing Commander, Priviteer and X-Wing series. I am really excited about this game, I will definettly sponsor it in KickStarter (my first time ever). But if the whole appeal of the game is catter to that High end PC Space Sim fan crowd, that has been neglectec for several years, why, god, why, did they had to preview it on their promotion and kickstarter video with a Video Game controller? If they just wanted to show the ship models and environment stuff, ahy not just use a mouse? And if they want toshow gameplay why not use a HOTAS device? That would show their commitment to the demographics they are aiming to, not not look like a bait and switch expeculation.
Why they are they previewing it with a console controler?
Once it's built they can always put in the options for HOTAS or other things. Considering how many people are familiar with pc/ps3/360 game controllers it just means that more people will be hooked into the game after playing it with a controller they know & the people who have a flight stick setup can change the options.
Who plays a flight sim with a mouse ? Are you nuts ?
A controller is a completely viable option in conjunction with a keyboard, no matter how complex the game is. The best way to play will probably be with a good flight stick, and they did show one in one of their videos. So I see no problem here.
The first time I played TIE Fighter was with a game controller and it was still a great game. A controller does not make the game. I personally will probably play Star Citizen with a Joystick, but I doubt that most people will. Also, they're probably still at a relatively early stage of development. It's probably easier to program with one control scheme in mind and then accommodate the other forms later. Considering that there are a wider range of Joysticks it's hard to think that it would somehow be easier than programing for a standardized control scheme.
Also, yeah, playing a flight sim with a mouse is totally whack.
SlashDance: Who plays a flight sim with a mouse ? Are you nuts ?
I never said that they should play with a mouse, I said to show the models like in the CAD application or whatever tool they use.
But back to your comment, I think playing a Flight Sim with a mouse is nuts, but some people thought it was a good idea, remember this?
Zaccheus: This is a weird complaint. Did a "Video Game controller" murder your mother or what's the deal here? I have nothing against Console Controller I love using it for certain games, but nor for Flight Sim or Space Sim, they just undermine their whole KickStarter desciption by showing the preview video with a Video Game Controller.
How does using a controller in the video undermine the Kickstarter description? If they say it will support HOTAS, what difference does it make if they use an Xbox controller in the video? Either take them at their word or don't -- but if someone is so paranoid that they can't even trust them on that point, then they probably wouldn't be going anywhere near something like Kickstarter anyway.
Because flying with a KB\M is clumsy, you get more natural movement with a 360 controller. I always switch to controller when playing BF3 on PC when I get a Jet or Heli. KB\M are only good for top down view games and FPS multiplayer shooters, everything else is better with a controller.
CR just broke Reddit. The site crashed during the AMA.
Because they probably they want more people to buy/play the game.
Exactly. Knowing who is making this, it will probably work great with a KBM, or a controller, or whatever else they want it to work with. I don't understand why some people wouldn't want more people to play and enjoy the games they like.
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