I came into this thread assuming it was going to be a healthy and solid discussion about the challenges and advantages of playing on each, Hell, even your opening two sentences made me feel that’s where this thread was going… Then I kept reading…
The further I got into your opening post, the more I just felt like YOU are the problem here and not the community. You come across with a chip on your shoulder. You come across as that stereotypical ‘PC MASTER RACE’ person.
First off, maybe I am not hanging out on the PC circle jerk forums enough, but I have never once seen the claim that Series X will make the PC obsolete. Beyond that being one of the stupidest claims I have heard, it’s a freaking apples and oranges comparison. It’s like saying my new blender is about to make the lawn mower obsolete.
Honestly though, reading your fourth and fifth paragraphs I just couldn’t shake the feeling that you somehow feel better or more important than console players, thus, you are stoking the fires you have seemingly come here to put out.
Now onto the point that I thought I would be making in this thread. In my experience all the hate that gets pointed towards PC players has nothing to do with their preferred devices or any narrative such as abandoning consoles. Instead it has everything to do with the perceived advantage of playing against someone with a mouse and keyboard.
Ah, now therein lies the challenge.
- You can now use Mouse and Keyboard on console.
- Many players who have played Gears since the original find the transition to Keyboard and Mouse difficult and still use controller while player on PC.
- Because of this, there is no way to truly know what input method any given player is using. However, you can usually make safe assumptions.
The fact of the matter is, in a game where the speed in which your character can turn horizontally can be the difference between life and death, Keyboard and Mouse will always have an advantage. However, as stated above, input devices are no longer tied to hardware… so, anyone who has an issue with PC players using KB/M are welcome to give it a try themselves.
I wont get into the FOV side of things because I personally don’t have enough experience to state whether there is an advantage present.
Back onto the point of your final sentence… I agree, lets all just chill out and be happy that we can even play together.