Microsoft announces mouse and keyboard support to Xbox One; partners with Razer

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Microsoft today announced that it is bringing support for mouse and keyboard on Xbox One for select Xbox Insiders in the coming weeks. With this new support, developers can include mouse and keyboard support in their games. The support is being added title-by-title basis.

Mouse and keyboard input is not enabled by default for games. Warframe will be one of the first titles testing mouse and keyboard input when the feature arrives to ‘Insider’ in the coming weeks. It announced that it is partnering with Razer to bring support for mouse and keyboard experience for this new functionality. The company also mentioned that is working closely with studios to ensure mouse and keyboard experiences on the console are included.

Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for Xbox Platform in a blog post said:

At Xbox, we’re committed to bringing gamers more choice in what they play, who they play with and how they play. We’re also equally committed to providing developers with the best platform to create and deliver the best gaming experience on Xbox. Today we’re announcing a new way to play games on Xbox: we’re enabling mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One for select Xbox Insiders in the coming weeks.