» » Hey, Game Developers! Make Sure Your PC Games Have Controller Support

Hey, Game Developers! Make Sure Your PC Games Have Controller Support

posted in: Editorials & Features | 0

hey-game-developers-make-sure-your-pc-games-have-controller-support

Dear Game Developers,

I just purchased Mirror’s Edge off Steam. It was $5. That was cheap. I also picked up Super Meat Boy for $3.75.

You know what else was cheap? Mass Effect 1 & 2. I really wanted to pick those up as well, but I didn’t because of one simple reason: lack of proper controller support.

What’s bewildering about all of this is the fact that these games were all on the Xbox 360. I cannot think of any reason why you couldn’t leave the Xbox 360 controller support in the game.

I realize not every game released on the PC should have controller support, but if your game was developed for Microsoft’s console, would you kindly leave that input method intact? I like to play my Civilizations and StarCrafts at my desk, but I love playing the Mass Effects and Super Meat Boys of the world on the comfort of my couch and in the glory of my 52″ HDTV.

Love,

Comfy Couch Loving PC Gamer

P.S – Please don’t make it difficult to modify the control scheme. I don’t want to fiddle around with external programs or config files — I just want it to work.

Leave a Reply