This week it was confirmed by Microsoft that they will soon be launching support for both mice and keyboards on the Xbox One soon, allowing players to play mouse and keyboard-based games on your console.
The news was announced by the CVP of the Xbox Platform, Mike Ybarra, who said the following about it:
Keyboard and mouse support is definitely coming. We have to be very smart in how we do that. We’ll leave it a lot up to developer choice. A lot of people tweet me and say “you can’t do this because of fairness,” and we understand that. We run two platforms; the Xbox platform, and the Windows platform.
And so, when we bring keyboard and mouse, we’ll coach developers and say “look, you’ve got to think about your multiplayer pools, if you have a competitive game, people are probably going to want the choice to say I’ll play with other keyboard and mouse people or I’ll play only with controller people, or that I’ll play with any of those.
So you’ll see our first games supporting keyboard and mouse soon, I can’t announce what that is, but soon. And based on developer interest, they’ll choose to do keyboard and mouse, or not!”
We don’t know exactly when this mouse and keyboard support will be launched for the Xbox One.
We also don’t know about any games or apps that might support this integration.
We will be sure to update you as we hear more about this integration over time.