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