Microsoft is facilitating keyboard and mouse support on the Xbox One. Picked Xbox testers will be able to trial this new support in the following weeks, and Microsoft is teaming up with Razer, so Xbox One users will be able to purchase hardware that fits into the company’s Chroma lighting effects. Most wired and wireless USB keyboards and mice will work on the Xbox One, and it will be up to developers to support this in games.
“Mouse and keyboard input is not permitted by default for games,” tells Jason Ronald, director of program management for Xbox. Every development team knows their titles best and we support them in forming the right experience for their games as they see fit, to ensure an optimal and balanced gaming experience.”
This ordinary experience of keyboard and mouse vs. Controller will be key for developers to get right in the console atmosphere. PC users typically have a movement influence over players with controllers in games like first-person shooters. Microsoft has been working strictly with big and small studios on this new keyboard and mouse support, and it’s now looking for feedback from Xbox testers to perfect this before it’s available later this year.
Microsoft is planning to share more about its Razer partnership during the company’s Inside Xbox stream on November 10th .