Back in November, the Xbox One console update brought along mouse and keyboard functionality
, and War Thunder
. Support was also promised for five more games by the end of the month, and eight others at some point in the future. One of Microsoft's key partners in this endeavour is Razer, who is creating a "Designed for Xbox" mouse and keyboard complete with a dedicated Xbox key and support for Xbox Dynamic Lighting. They promised more news on this at CES 2019, and that we got, including a list of Xbox One titles that will support mouse and keyboard input. The confusing thing is one of those titles is Gears Tactics
At the moment, Gears Tactics
is a turn-based squad tactical strategy game that's heading for Windows 10. To advertise mouse and keyboard support for a PC title, and especially a strategy title, is really stating the obvious, so does this mean that the game will be appearing on Xbox One as well as claimed by Razer? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, though, the company did confirm that these titles will also be receiving mouse and keyboard support in the future:
When Razer arrived at CES 2019, they also revealed the Razer Turret for Xbox One, the first wireless mouse and keyboard designed specifically for use with the console. Players can connect a dongle to the console that uses Adaptive Frequency Technology to switch between frequencies to find the best and most stable 2.4GHz wireless transmission possible between console and peripheral. A single charge should provide 40 hours of play. As previously advertised, there will be Xbox Dynamic Lighting that syncs with the game, 16.8 million colour options for player customisation, and a dedicated Xbox key to give instant access to the Xbox One dashboard. For more details on the peripheral, including the technical specifications, take a look at Razer's product page
The Razer Turret will be priced at US$249.99 / £249.99 upon release, although we're not entirely sure when that is. We'll let you know as soon as we do.