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The Xbox One is (finally) getting keyboard and mouse support for a few select titles

Image source: Xbox, Razer (w/ edits)
Image source: Xbox, Razer (w/ edits)
Microsoft is making good on their September promise to bring mouse-and-keyboard input support to the Xbox One. Starting this Wednesday, November 14, select titles will receive updates that will allow them to be played with a mouse and a keyboard instead of a traditional controller. The first titles to receive the update will be Fortnite and Warframe. Microsoft will also partner with Razer to release "Designed for Xbox" branded mice-and-keyboard sets.

Gaming on the Xbox One just got more interesting.

At the X018 conference this past weekend, Microsoft finally announced the fulfillment of a promise it made back in September. Mouse-and-keyboard support will be coming to the Xbox One this Wednesday, November 14th.

Among the first titles to receive support for mouse-and-keyboard controls will be mega-hit Fortnite and Warframe. Other developers will “have to tools they need to create tailored mouse-and-keyboard experiences” for future titles, according to Microsoft. Other titles that will bring mouse-and-keyboard input this month include:

  • Bomber Crew
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Strange Brigade
  • Vermintide 2
  • War Thunder
  • X-Morph Defense

A few other titles will bring support “soon” but don’t yet have a set time frame. These are:

  • Children of Morta
  • DayZ
  • Minion Master
  • Moonlighter
  • Vigor
  • Warface
  • Wargroove

Epic Games has said they will start including input-based matchmaking with the new update. That means players using an Xbox One controller will face off against others using a controller, while mouse-and-keyboard battlers will be matched with other mouse-and-keyboard users.

Additionally, Microsoft stated that the company will soon offer “Designed for Xbox” branded mice and keyboards. Microsoft will partner with Razer to create mice-and-keyboard sets “for living room or desktop scenarios” that will have some Xbox-specific features, like a dedicated Xbox key and support for the Xbox’s Dynamic Lighting system. Designed for Xbox devices will be unveiled at CES in January.

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Sam Medley, 2018-11-12 (Update: 2018-11-12)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.