CounterStrike: GO PS3 To Support DualShock, Move And Mouse

Reports coming out of this week’s PAX show in the States confirm that the the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will support keyboard and mouse, and PlayStation Move, on top of the regular gamepad play.

Keyboard and mouse support has been long-embedded into the PS3 OS, but very few games have ever used it. There are a couple of third-party kits that enable the keyboard and mouse in all games, but none are officially supported by Sony.


At Gamescom last week, Gabe Newell said that the PS3 version will also support Steamworks cross-platform play with PC, like Portal 2.

None of these will be available on the 360 however, due to hardware and network services restrictions on Microsoft’s part. “The main thing is having Microsoft get comfortable with it and let us do it,” says Newell. “The PS3, obviously we made a lot more progress with that…so we’d really like to be able to do that for Xbox customers as well.”

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is due out early 2012 on Steam, PSN and XBLA, with a beta due later this year. It’ll be playable at the Eurogamer Expo next month.

Source: Kotaku



  1. Some related news; All Counter Strike games are discounted for this weekend.

  2. Cracking news, biggest thing for me is the cross-platform play.

  3. So PS3 gets keyboard and mouse support, Move support and Steamworks cross-platform play with PC, like Portal 2!

    Gabe, you’re the man.

    • The biggest surprise is his new found love for the PS3, since he actually can’t count to three..

  4. This is awesome news. I’m personally a controller man myself, but the inclusion of keyboard and mouse support will hopefully convince a few of my mates to get it on the PS3 too :)

    • If it comes with the PC version included (as with Portal 2), then there’s no reason not to get it on PS3.

  5. No surprise on XBox there. It’s been like that since it was released. UT3 had keyboard and mouse support and user created maps on PS3, but not on XBox. And the whole Steamworks thing we just had with Portal 2 not too long ago. So what should have changed now?

  6. Amazing news and one that i and others hope to see in the future, cross platform gaming. Just think of the extra revenue these console manufacturers would make if they have M&KB functionality with every game (yes i know it’s up to the devs)? The amount of PC gamers that would come over to sample the delights of something like Killzone would be immense!

    I don’t care what anyone thinks, Valve really are innovating here and MS unfortunately seem to be too tied up in their own self belief to grab onto the coat tails of one of the best devs/retailers out there…..

    • I guess there are restrictions on both consoles (of different types) but this is a big one and it’s definitely strange to see MS appearing defiant as I’m sure 360 fans would be hankering for the same sort of service.

  7. I do not personally play games like this, but it seems to make a lot of sense. If you are allowing cross platform play in an FPS multiplayer game it makes sense to allow use of keyboard and mouse on the console otherwise the PC gamers would pwn them in 0 time flat.

  8. Mouse v Move. And so it begins.

    • Mouse wins. And so it ends.

      • I’m guessing you have yet to experience Killzone3 with the Move. It’s the best and most accurate control system BAR NONE.

        Even the American PS3 hating Joystiq live it.

      • I couldn’t disagree more. Owning both the Move, and playing PC FPS games, the mouse has always been more accurate. Move has it’s moments, but on the whole it is too difficult to strike a good balance between fast-twitch aiming and precision.

  9. Will probably pick this up for the PC anyways but the fact that Valve comits to the PS3 like it did with Portal 2 is great.

  10. Wow, Gabe really has turned from bratty fanboy to a massive supporter of all formats – good on him

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