Sony officially revealed many details about upcoming Playstation 3 hardware at the game developers conference, held at the Cafe Royal.
“We learned that despite having up to seven Bluetooth 2.0 compliant controllers, and six USB slots, and you will also be able to plug in a keyboard and a mouse. The company representative added that you will be able to play games such as Unreal Tournament 2007 with the keyboard and the mouse. This can mean the end of the auto aiming that you now have on Playstation 2, but I guess that developers will need to make the game fit the controller and keyboard and mouse.
Otherwise, if your game is so important, you might take a stand and make people buy a mouse and keyboard for your Playstation 3. At the same time you will be able to use your Playstation portable as a remote device for Playstation 3, but right now won’t be able to use it as a controller for games. But you will be able to do some things such as play a video or a song.”
This means that the Playstation 3 will have more or less the same accessory list as the Xbox 360. I think this is a great move for Sony as it allows for more buttons, and hopefully special first person shooter game pads like their are for the computer. Hopefully it will be more widely adopted and utilized then the keyboard-like device that came with Mario Paint or the old Nintendo Powerglove.
thanks to the inquirer for the heads up.