Through initiatives like Xbox Play Anywhere, Microsoft has gradually been working over the years to bring the console and PC gaming communities together, and in a new announcement today, that relationship will be closer than ever before with the official integration of mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One consoles later this year.
During the latest episode of Microsoft’s Inside Xbox broadcast, the company announced that mouse and keyboard support will officially be making its way to Xbox One, with the rollout of the feature to begin “in the coming weeks” for select members of the Xbox Insider Program.
As noted during the broadcast, mouse and keyboard support will not be a universal feature across all Xbox One games; instead, support for the peripherals will be on a game-by-game basis and at the discretion of the developers and studios behind them. One of the first titles to utilize mouse and keyboard support will be Warframe, which will be available to Xbox Insider Members in the near future.
In terms of hardware compatibility, Microsoft stated that “most wired or wireless USB keyboards and mice will work on Xbox One,” though the company appears to be working with Razer on some form of official Xbox One keyboard and mouse hardware, which will be announced in more detail later this year.
Aside from the details initially announced today, more information on mouse and keyboard support for Xbox One will be revealed at the next Inside Xbox broadcast on November 10th, 2018, including more specific details on Microsoft’s partnership with Razer and additional titles that will feature mouse and keyboard support.
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