Microsoft has just announced that mouse and keyboard support is coming to the Xbox One, and the feature would be enabled for the first Xbox Insiders in the coming weeks.
The company explains that developers will be allowed to decide whether they want to add this new input method to their games and emphasizes that mouse and keyboard is only a feature that would be included on a title-by-title basis.
It won’t be enabled by default in games, as Microsoft says that each development team knows exactly what input method is recommended for the best gaming experience.
“It’s important to note that mouse and keyboard support for games is added on a title-by-title basis, entirely at developers’ discretion. For all other titles, nothing changes,” Microsoft notes.
First game to get this feature in the coming weeks
Warframe will be the first game to get mouse and keyboard support when the feature begins rolling out to users in the coming weeks.
“We’ve been working closely with studios of all sizes to ensure mouse and keyboard experiences on console are fun, fair and correctly balanced, and look forward to introducing more games with support for mouse and keyboard input in the future,” Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for Xbox Platform, explains.
Microsoft has also teamed up with Razer for USB keyboards and mice that work with Xbox One, but the software giant explains that pretty much any other gaming gear, regardless of the manufacturer, should work with the console.
The company hasn’t provided any specifics as to when this feature could become broadly available to all gamers on the Xbox One, but as with everything in testing stage, Microsoft first needs to collect feedback and refine the experience before the public rollout.
If you want to become an Xbox Insider, you need to download the Xbox Insider hub app on your Xbox One from the Store.