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The Xbox One will gain Keyboard/Mouse Support Tomorrow

Keyboard and mouse on an Xbox?

The Xbox One will gain Keyboard/Mouse Support Tomorrow

The Xbox One will gain Keyboard/Mouse Support Tomorrow

Keyboard/mouse support is finally coming to the Xbox platform, bringing the precision and reactivity that PC gamers love to a modern console platform. This support lands tomorrow through a console update, with native support planned for 15 titles. 

To kickstart their console keyboard/mouse efforts, Microsoft/Xbox has partnered with Razer to "reinvent gaming on the couch", with Razer planning to reveal new Xbox/gaming oriented products at CES 2019. The Xbox One should support most USB keyboards and mice after the patch is released tomorrow. 

While 15 titles plan to adopt keyboard/mouse controls, only eight games plan to offer this support on launch day. Below is a list of games that will support keyboard/mouse on Xbox One tomorrow. 

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

Below is a video which contains comments from Razer's CEO and Co-Founder Min-Liang Tan.   


In the future, seven more games will gain support for keyboard/mouse on Xbox One, including DayZ, Minion Master, Vigor, Warface, Wargroove and Children of Morta. This list will no doubt grow over time, though strangely Microsoft has not updated any of their first party titles to support keyboard and mouse, even though most of them are available on PC with support for the control method. 

Most keyboards and mice will function on Microsoft's Xbox platform, including wireless models, though it is likely that Razer's products will ship with additional features like support for addressable RGB illumination. Keyboard/mouse support will not become a requirement for future Xbox games.

You can join the discussion on the Xbox One's immanent Keyboard/Mouse update on the OC3D Forums

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13-11-2018, 07:05:01

demonking
eventually replace my gaming PC with an xbone ?
IF the next gen offers support this across the board I will definitely look at this option, Driving, fighting, flying and a bit of gta on controller and all others on M/K ill be happy with Quote

13-11-2018, 07:23:35

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by demonking View Post
eventually replace my gaming PC with an xbone ?
IF the next gen offers support this across the board I will definitely look at this option, Driving, fighting, flying and a bit of gta on controller and all others on M/K ill be happy with
haha if you'd ever tried to browse the web on the Xbone you wouldn't even consider it

It's a terrible experience. Hardly anything works and you just end up frustrated.

Now if some one would release a decent browser? yeah, might almost be worth considering.Quote

13-11-2018, 08:10:53

Darkdayzzz
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
haha if you'd ever tried to browse the web on the Xbone you wouldn't even consider it

It's a terrible experience. Hardly anything works and you just end up frustrated.

Now if some one would release a decent browser? yeah, might almost be worth considering.
^ This. It doesn't help that it is MS Edge either, but for the most part it is just laggy and slow. I'll use my Galaxy S8 phone to browse for what I want before I'd ever consider using the Edge browser on the console.Quote

13-11-2018, 09:07:33

tgrech
I found doing most general tasks on the XoneX to be pretty snappy including basic browsing and multimedia and the like, a lot smoother than a traditional model although obviously you still hit a wall whenever you need a plug-in or something, and its multitasking ability was kinda impressive (Compared to the semi-freezing you got when switching apps on earlier 8th gen consoles). It's been a while since I used either (And I'm sure both have improved since I last used) but I felt PUBG on XoneX would have been a far less annoying game with M+K support (Since having everyone have to use a gamepad with only raw input(No auto-aim or smoothing in any way) at like 24 fps made all medium range gun fights pretty drawn out and low risk while close range ones were just flat out confusing)Quote

13-11-2018, 11:49:32

demonking
I think I could offset the £600+ cost on a GPU to go on a midrange laptop for the everything else. though that does seem to be a false economy
just too many factors to this, mostly my steam library but the rising cost of components is the main reason i'd consider it. My PC is very quickly getting to the point where I will have no choice but to upgrade it and the cost of the equivalent spec on new parts has gone up so much since then I really don't know if I can justify it.
A i7, high end mobo and the fastest ram possible cost me just shy of £400 when I built mine. I doubt id get a current gen high end mobo and ram for that sort of price now, plus CPU and cooler...Quote
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