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Xbox One keyboard/mouse support 'definitely' on the way

Xbox One keyboard/mouse support 'definitely' on the way

At PAX, Mike Ybarra, the corporate vice president of Xbox and windows platform at Microsoft declared that the new features for the Xbox are being released soon. He said that 'we'll coach developers to say, "look, you've got to think about your multiplayer pools".

Since the game console is a gamepad-controlled unit, its games are develop specifically for those control methods that correspond; simply using a mouse and keyboard out of the blue would not work, as developers would have to retool the core mechanisms for control of the game completely to include the peripheral support.

As you may know, Microsoft no longer shares how many Xbox consoles it sells during its quarterly earning results, and the company didn't reveal either how many Xbox One X consoles have been pre-ordered so far. "We'll leave it a lot to the developer choice". For example, Gears of War 4, supports the cross-play between Xbox One and PC, so the mouse and keyboard versus GamePad rivalry already exists.

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For this reason, Microsoft would prefer that developers offer gamers the choice to play with opponents using the same controllers as them, thus erasing potential disadvantages. A lot of people tweet me and say 'you can't do this because of fairness, ' and we understand that.

The answer came from a videogame box back cover where we can clearly see that there is a special indication for the new console.

Using a keyboard and mouse on console is often seen as an unfair advantage, particularly in competitive games. Mr Ybarra also confirmed that the supported titles would be announced very soon. "And then based on developer interest, they'll choose to do keyboard and mouse going forward, or not". Windows Insiders in Skip Ahead will likely be waiting even less than most Xbox Insiders - Xbox features like this are usually enabled on a per-build basis, while enabling it for Windows Insiders is as easy as an app flight.


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