Microsoft is enabling keyboard and mouse support on the Xbox One. Select Xbox testers will be able to trial this new support and Microsoft is teaming up with Razer so Xbox One users can purchase hardware that taps into the company’s Chroma lighting effects. Most wired and wireless USB keyboards and mice will work on the Xbox One, and it will be up to developers to support this in games.
The director of Program Management for Xbox Platform, Jason Ronald said, “We’ve been working closely with studios of all sizes to ensure mouse and keyboard experiences on the console are fun, fair and correctly balanced, and look forward to introducing more games with support for mouse and keyboard input in the future.”
Ronald also mentioned that Microsoft will reveal more on games with support for a mouse and keyboard on 10 November, live on an edition of Inside Xbox, its monthly streaming show.
The company is also expected to talk more about its partnership with Razer on the same stream. Microsoft has been working closely with big and small studios on this new keyboard and mouse support, and it’s now looking for feedback from Xbox testers to perfect this before it’s available later this year. Microsoft is planning to share more about its Razer partnership during the company’s Inside Xbox stream on November 10th.