Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One has been at a distant second position in the eighth console generation against Sony Corp.’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4, where the latter is leading the generation with a huge sales margin. Because of this lead, Microsoft has been working on making the Xbox One a better system overall and has been working on several new features to make the console a worthy buy. These features include the coveted backward compatibility that was released back in November 2015 and looks like the next big feature to be added to the Xbox One console might have already been revealed.
According to recent tweets by Microsoft’s head of Xbox division, Phil Spencer, Team Xbox is going to bring in support for a traditional keyboard and mouse on Xbox One in a system update later on. The tweet was made by the head of Xbox in response to a fan asking about the feature, which said that they are going to “get this done”. There was not much revealed on when the feature is going to be made available but it has been confirmed that they are going to eventually bring it in to the Xbox One console sometime later. There was another question recently to Mike Ybarra on the same matter, to which he said that they are going to be “smart about it” when they actually end up incorporating the support.
Keyboard and mouse support definitely makes sense on the Xbox One console, especially if you consider the fact that Microsoft has been looking to make the Xbox One and Windows 10 part of the same ecosystem with Windows 10 streaming to Xbox One. Not only that, there are a lot of games in the pipeline like Gigantic and Halo Wars 2 which are more comfortable when played with a keyboard and mouse.
However, while most of us would be excited for this “upcoming” feature on the Xbox One, we would ask you to not get your hopes up so easily since there have not been any details revealed about how this is actually going to work. It is yet to be cleared as to how and which games are actually going to support a keyboard and a mouse. Additionally, there is the argument of unfair advantage in a multiplayer match as well where one player uses a keyboard and a mouse while the other uses a regular controller. We are not sure how exactly that’s going to work out but it is too early to comment on the matter right now.
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