It seems Sony’s fighting mash-up will try to appeal to the tournament crowd as Superbot Entertainment have announced that the game will support arcade sticks. Below is a direct quote from the developer:
“We are happy to announce that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will include controller configuration support for all popular arcade stick peripherals,
The joystick takes care of the character’s movement and combines with the Square, Triangle, and Circle buttons to perform the full range of 24 unique attacks. In fact, joystick inputs behave exactly the same as DualShock 3 D-pad inputs would, so arcade stick functionality is natively supported in PlayStation All-Stars.
The only exception is the throw command, which uses the Right Stick on the DualShock controller. With an arcade stick, throws are simply performed with an easy button combination, similar to many traditional fighting games.”
Whether tournament heads will take this game seriously enough to play wit an arcade stick I do not know, but It’s great to know we have options.