Microsoft has announced that the long-promised mouse and keyboard support is finally coming to Xbox One very soon. It will be rolled out for Xbox Insider members in the coming weeks
The company has also promised to give more information during the November 10 presentation of the Inside Xbox video series which is less than seven weeks away.
However, the mouse and keyboard input won’t be enabled by default for all games, and it will depend on their developers whether or not they choose to provide the support.
Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for Xbox Platform explained: “Each development team knows their titles best and we support them in creating the right experience for their games as they see fit, to ensure an optimal and fair gaming experience.”
Developers may also have the option to match players by control type meaning keyboard and mouse users would be able to play with other players using a keyboard and mouse.
This is obvious because PC users generally have a movement advantage over console players especially in games like first-person shooters.
Find your dream job
Meanwhile, most wired or wireless mouse and keyboards will work on the Xbox One. But Microsoft is also partnering with Razer so that users can experience the company’s Chroma lighting effects with the exclusive hardware.
🚨WAITING FOR SOMETHING EPIC?
Be sure to tune in to the November edition of #InsideXbox to find out what's on the horizon.
— R Λ Z Ξ R (@Razer) September 25, 2018
Warframe will be one of the first titles available for Insiders to test the mouse and keyboard input. We will get rest of the information in November when Microsoft would share further details about more games that will get those capabilities.