Mouse and keyboard support is coming to Xbox One

Matt Sayer 5 September 2017

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And consoles move yet another step closer to becoming PCs.

Many gamers come to consoles specifically to avoid the hassles of PC gaming, but apparently there are players out there looking to bring a little of the PC to their console of choice – well, on Xbox One, at least.

During PAX this past weekend, a fan asked vice president of Xbox, Mike Ybarra, when the console would be getting mouse and keyboard support. Caught by surprise, Ybarra confirmed that support is coming "soon" to a handful of select games, with Microsoft leaving it up to developers to decide whether they incorporate it or not.

"Soon", of course, is an intentionally ambiguous term, so who knows when support will actually arrive, but it's good news for fans of the increasing number of MMOs and PC-first games coming to the console.

Incidentally, if you're looking for a keyboard, we recently reviewed the flashy HyperX Alloy Elite mechanical keyboard.


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