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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)