Xbox One Receiving Keyboard & Mouse Support

Keyboard and mouse support is only months away.

Phil Spencer

During the Microsoft E3 press conference, there was plenty of talk about the company’s Play Anywhere feature. This would allow gamers to purchase a Microsoft exclusive video game and instantly be able to sync and play the title on both the Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms. Now after hearing rumors and reports of Xbox One receiving keyboard and mouse support, it’s been revealed that the support for these PC peripherals on the Xbox One console is mere months away.

News of the upcoming arrival of the long awaited Xbox One support came after an interview between PCGamesN and Xbox head, Phil Spencer. The interview spoke of how Microsoft has begun to push the new PC and console ecosystem that allowed gamers to enjoy gaming seamlessly between either platform.

This trickled down to the long-awaited keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One. According to Phil Spencer, the keyboard feature is, in fact, coming and already works fully with the Xbox One development kit modes. However, we still will have to wait just a tad bit longer before gamers can enjoy the feature.

“I keep talking about it in the press and my platform team keeps shaking their head, because they…truthfully in our dev kit modes now keyboard works, mouse support is a little bit further away. I say it because I know it’s not years away it’s more like months away, but we don’t have an exact date yet.”

We’re interested in knowing just how future Xbox One video game titles handle with mouse and keyboard support. Furthermore, it’s interesting to see how many gamers will be early adopters to the new keyboard and mouse support. Regardless, there’s still no exact release date set for when we’ll be able to attach these PC peripherals to the console quite yet.