Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Quake Remaster now supports mouse and keyboard controls on the console even on switches

recently Major update The enhanced version of Quake has made many changes to the game, including improved analog inputs on the controller, targeted smoothing, and various other common tweaks. However, one of the details that wasn’t highlighted is that you can now play the game using mouse and keyboard controls on consoles such as the Nintendo Switch.

As idTechpics (below) tweeted, one Reddit user showed a Nintendo Switch version configured to fully support mouse and keyboard control via the dock’s USB port. In this image, the switch is docked and the player is swapping pro controllers in favor of the game’s original control scheme.

I’ve tested this with a wireless keyboard and mouse and it works very seamlessly. Especially on Switch, this is a normal feature, and few games offer native keyboard and mouse support ( Some other notable examples are Hypnospace Outlaw).

The remastered version of Quake was first released in August of QuakeCon after the leak. The game was then released on the same day on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Game Pass. As of October 12, the game has also been upgraded to PS5 and Xbox Series X / S, offering 4K, 120 frames per second play.

The enhanced version of Quake includes the original enhancements to the game, The Scourge of Armagon and Dissolution of Eternity, as well as the Machine Games Dimension of the Past update released to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary. For players looking for new challenges, the extension also includes a second extension called the Dimension of the Machine.

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN.You can follow him twitter..