Arkane Studios’ upcoming game Redfall will apparently support console players using a mouse and keyboard when playing it, according to the game’s Xbox Store page. This will make the game the second Xbox title to launch with this feature, behind Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, which released back in 2019.
Redfall is a first-person shooter title that puts players in the role of one of four characters, who must work together to free the town of Redfall from the horde of vampires that has taken over the town. The game can be played in single or multiplayer modes, though you must be connected to the internet for both.
Gamers who play first-person shooters on their PCs might enjoy the news that mouse and keyboard support is available for the console version of Redfall, as some players swear that computer mice allow greater precision and reaction time while playing the game.
Considering what we’ve seen of gameplay, involving hordes of enemies and fast-moving vampires, it might be a good idea to try and play with a mouse and keyboard so that you can make sure that you’re able to keep up with the vampires themselves.
Since Microsoft is wanting to make gaming more accessible to everyone, it also stands to reason that they’d allow more games to be played with keyboard and mouse even if they’re on console. Some games however, like recently-released action game Hi-Fi Rush, don’t have that ability, so it’s likely going to be on a case-by-case basis going forward.
Either way, PC players who don’t have rigs strong enough to run the game can take at least some comfort in playing Redfall on a console, even if it’s not as graphically pristine as they’d like it to be. The game will be releasing on May 2 of this year for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.