2K Games have stated that the upcoming PC version of Bioshock 2 will not be supporting gamepads, a decision that has caused outrage amongst fans. They have also made it clear that it will not be patched into the game in future.
Speaking on Shacknews the Community Manager Elizabeth said:
“I talked to the dev team about controller support for BioShock 2, and I want to let you know that we won’t be adding this into the game in a patch. The decision not to support the controller was not made lightly, and to add it now would take a complete re-envisioning of the UI that the team worked so hard to create.
I’m sorry for those of you who are disappointed, and I want you to know that your comments and concerns have been heard and will be taken in to account when we are planning in the future.”
Prior to release of the game the company had said they wanted to leave gamepads off the PC version to ensure that “the mouse and keyboard control absolutely right.” Yet it has still been poorly received as the original PC release supported gamepads.