There are a few reasons why PC Gamers won’t move to consoles, one of the biggest being the controller. There are quite a few exclusive first person shooter games that gamers would love to play with a mouse and keyboard , but some will never be ported over to PC. Since developers won’t bring those games to PC, you can now move your peripherals over to your console.
XIM technologies previously built a USB Adapter that you could connect to a PS3 or Xbox 360 and you could plug in your mouse and keyboard.The mouse would function as the look-analog stick while the keyboard as the other buttons. The product was called XIM 3 and an updated XIM Edge was released.
But as of this year we have taken a step into the next generation of gaming, there may be a next-gen console laying around that you are having a hard time to play with because of the controller, fear not XIM Technologies is already working on the XIM 4 adapter that would support both the Xbox One and Playstation 4 and maybe previous-gen consoles as well.
The adapter is still in the development process, but XIM has provided a first look at how things would work when it’s out. What’s new is that they have also announced an Android App “XIM Manager” which allow you to remotely configure the profiles of different games directly from your smartphone or tablet without the need of pluging in the adapter to your PC. Every time a new game would come out, the App would automatically download it’s profile which can later be edited for user comfort.
Not only the XIM 4 is bringing a remote setup along with it, but it’s bringing support for other peripherals as well. The XIM 4 adapter along with the mouse and keyboard will support cross-platform controllers (can use Dualshock 4 for XBone), Gamepads (i.e Logitech G13) and Sony Move Navigation Controller providing an ultra-kill combo of all of these on your console.
The XIM 4 is still in the works but XIM technologies would be running a closed beta soon for those who already own the XIM Edge. No confirmed release date has been announced yet , but hopefully we will see it in mid 2014.