If you had any intentions of picking up Assassin’s Creed III on the PC and have an aversion for using a controller for some reason or another, you may be in for some disappointment.
In an interview with GameSpy, Ubisoft Montreal creative director Alex Hutchinson suggested that gamers will likely want to use a controller for the PC version of Assassin’s Creed III, as the company won’t likely be supporting the traditional mouse-and-keyboard setup as much as they did in the past.
“We’re definitely supporting PC, we love PC, but I think it’ll be PC with a controller,” Hutchinson said in the interview with GameSpy. “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.”
Hutchinson didn’t say that using a mouse and keyboard wouldn’t be possible in Assassin’s Creed III, but it sounds like Ubisoft is planning to build the PC version with a controller in mind–and, unsurprisingly, that has some PC gamers up in arms.
Ubisoft doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to PC gaming, and I think that much of that is deserved. As much as they say that the company supports PC gaming, their insistence on using draconic DRM measures, among other things, says otherwise.
That being said, i don’t think Assassin’s Creed III being optimized for a controller on the PC is a good example of that–again, it sounds like you’ll still be able to play with a mouse and keyboard, but it will be less ideal than if you played with a controller.
What do you think? Would you mind using a controller for Assassin’s Creed III on the PC, or do you prefer to stick to a mouse-and-keyboard setup?