Jeff Kaplan, the Game Director of Blizzard’s Overwatch has stated on the forum’s message board that he doesn’t want gamers playing Overwatch using a keyboard and mouse on consoles.

He has specifically stated that the team is working with console manufacturers and provided them with two solutions which he believes will make the game a more even playing field.

  1. Disallow mouse and keyboard and input conversion devices.
  2. Openly and easily support mouse and keyboard for all players.

The full statement is below: 

“The Overwatch team objects to the use of mouse and keyboard on console.

We have contacted both first-party console manufacturers and expressed our concern about the use of mouse and keyboard and input conversion devices.

We have lobbied and will continue to lobby for first-party console manufacturers to either:

Disallow mouse and keyboard and input conversion devices

OR

Openly and easily support mouse and keyboard for ALL players

I encourage you to reach out to the hardware manufacturers and express your concerns (but please do so in a productive and respectful way).”

  • david robot

    What a moron, People on PC won’t like that. Playing with KB and mouse would be the only option if I went to console the fact they fail to support USB standard input is a reason to not play on it.