Xbox One: How (And When) Will It Support Keyboard And Mouse?

We forgot about this possibility.

We’ve been waiting for months (if not more) to see Microsoft‘s console get a proper keyboard and mouse support. In regards to this subject, Mike Ybarra, Corporate VP of Xbox and Windows’ gaming division, talked to WindowsCentral at PAX West. He said the support is coming soon, while he acknowledges that controller-users would be at a disadvantage against the „keyboard warriors.”

„We have to be very smart in how we do that. We’ll leave it a lot up to developer choice. “A lot of people tweet me and say, ‘You can’t do this because of fairness,’ and we understand that. We run two platforms; the Windows platform and the Xbox platform. If you have a competitive game, people probably are going to want the choice to say I’ll play with other keyboard and mouse people or I’ll play only with controller people, or that I’ll play with any of those, so you’ll see our first games supporting keyboard and mouse soon; I can’t announce what that is, but soon. And then based on developer interest, they’ll choose to do keyboard and mouse going forward, or not.”

Perhaps it’s time to finally act on the subject – currently, Ybarra’s comment just feels like a waste of time.

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