Mouse and Keyboard Game Support Coming to Xbox One Soon

By Rebecca Smith,
Mouse and keyboard support has been promised for Xbox One for quite a while. Four years ago, Microsoft added the ability for players to use USB keyboards on the dashboard, but players haven't been able to use them for gaming despite repeated promises that support for the devices would be "coming soon". It seems we're a step further towards it actually becoming a reality. During the latest episode of Inside Xbox, they confirmed that mouse and keyboard support will be arriving for Xbox Insiders "in the coming weeks".

Not every game will come with mouse and keyboard support as it will not be enabled by default. Instead, support is being added on "a title-by-title basis, entirely at developers’ discretion". Likewise, it is up to the development team how they implement support into the game. One of the first games to add this functionality will be Warframe.


"Most" wired or wireless USB keyboards and mice will work on the console, although Microsoft is partnering with Razer to "bring you the best possible mouse and keyboard experience for this new functionality". More details about this partnership and the functionality itself will be provided in November's Inside Xbox episode, due to air on November 10th.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.