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Microsoft And Razer Possibly Bringing Keyboard & Mouse Support to Xbox One
Quote:Microsoft may be looking to blur the line between PC and console gaming. Window Central reports that Microsoft and Razer are working on bringing keyboard and mouse support to Xbox One, which could provide far more accuracy in some games, and allow players to use whatever control scheme they prefer.

The website got its hands on a presentation from Microsoft featuring some comments from Razer. The slideshow includes the ability to use Razer's Chroma lighting. Mice on Xbox One would require support for up to five buttons, wheel movement, and anything else you'd expect from a PC. All games would still require full support for gamepads.

Microsoft's notes also point out keyboards and mice could affect balance on multiplayer games. And while it would be up to developers, it's "highly suggested" that a mouse and keyboard setup be considered as part of matchmaking rules, as games can detect what controls are being used.

The presentation also suggests that any USB mice supported by a Windows PC would work on Xbox, including those with wireless dongles. However, there is no planned support for Bluetooth or mice with custom drivers.
Quote:Xbox players will soon get a control scheme more on par with their PC counterparts. Microsoft has announced that mouse and keyboard support is coming to Xbox One, starting with a select group of Xbox Insiders in the next few weeks.

Additionally, Microsoft is partnering with Razer for "the best possible mouse and keyboard experience for this new functionality," though no specific hardware has been announced. The Nov. 10 episode of Inside Xbox will have more information.

But this support won't be enabled on all games automatically. Developers will have to support it for each individual game. The first game announced to allow mouse and keyboard control is Digital Extremes' Warframe.

Microsoft wrote that "most wired or wireless USB keyboards and mice will work" on its console, so whatever you have lying around should work. It seems that it's up to developers to make games offer parity between mouse and keyboard players and controller players, or decide whether matchmaking considers that.
Quote:CORSAIR , a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced compatibility with the Microsoft Xbox One for CORSAIR wired and wireless keyboards and mice, following Microsoft's recent announcement of expanded peripheral support for the console. Now, players can take advantage of CORSAIR's award-winning gaming peripherals to play keyboard and mouse-enabled games on a whole new platform-Xbox One.

With the console's new compatibility with keyboards and mice, developers can now choose to add support for those devices to their games. The first announced Xbox One game titles to receive peripheral support include Fortnite, Warframe, and Minecraft, with many more games planned for future compatibility. Microsoft is focused on working with developers to ensure that these games are fun, fair, and properly balanced no matter how players decide to control them.
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