Microsoft Working On Getting Mouse And Keyboard Support For The Xbox One

Feb 14, 2017 07:40 AM EST | JP Olvido

The Play Anywhere titles are gaining a lot of traction with Microsoft working on getting as many games as possible available cross-platform. It is only fitting that the Redmond-based tech giant also looks into mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One.

Microsoft Xbox One to get keyboard and mouse support. A previous report had claimed that the company is considering adding mouse and keyboard support. The report has come out to be true with Xbox executive Phil Spencer seemingly confirming via a tweet that the company is currently exploring that possibility.

One user had asked on the social networking site Twitter if the Xbox One will "gain any PC peripherals such as keyboard and mouse because of Halo Wars 2." Spencer responded by saying, "It won't be there at launch but this is support we'd like to add as it comes to the Xbox platform."

Spencer has not given out any details as to when this particular new functionality will be made available. However, there are speculations that it could come with the launch of Halo Wars 2 on February 21, 2017.

Halo Wars 2 is an upcoming video game by 343 Industries and Creative Assembly. It is part of the Microsoft-exclusive Halo franchise.

Its gameplay is similar to other real-time strategy (RTS) video games such as the WarCraft, StarCraft, and Age of Empires series that were all played on the PC using a mouse and keyboard which is fans are asking if it is at all possible to play Halo Wars 2 with the same peripherals on the Xbox One.

Based on Spencer's twitter response, users won't be getting keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One just yet. However, the functionality could be added later in the future via a major update like the upcoming Creators Update, also known as Redstone 2.

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