Windows Central managed to get documents that suggest Razer could be working with Microsoft to bring mouse and keyboard support to Xbox One.
In the image above, the Razer Turret keyboard & mouse combination (a wireless lapboard designed for living room gaming) is cited alongside the Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2. The latter keyboard would also come with support for Razer Chroma RGB lighting in Xbox One games, with similar functionality to what we’ve already seen in PC games.
The following slides mention the specifics of mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One. For instance, multiplayer balance with the Xbox One controller would be ‘completely up to the title’, though the presence of mouse and keyboard connected to the console can be queried and it is suggested that matchmaking criteria take into account of the peripheral used by the player.
It also looks like all USB mouse peripherals supported by Windows would work on Xbox One, but the Bluetooth ones would not. According to Windows Central, the presentation stated that these features were supposed to become available for game developers in the XDK update shipped in April while a public rollout was scheduled to hit with the Fall update.
It is unclear, though, if Microsoft is still moving on with these plans. Meanwhile, the question is whether Xbox One fans would be eager to use mouse and keyboard on the console or rather fearful of the balance in multiplayer games with controllers.
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