Phil Spencer reveals Xbox mouse & keyboard support and X018 celebration

The event takes place in November and the new peripheral support will first be available to developers before going live with Warframe.

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Today, Phil Spencer and Microsoft released a video on the official Xbox channel sharing that mouse and keyboard support is coming to the Xbox One. This move further blurs the line between the Play Anywhere capabilities of Xbox and PC players, but also opens up opportunities for console players to play games that they typically wouldn't be able to with a traditional gamepad. The company will be partnering with Razer for new gear and many of the current USB peripherals that players may already have will work with this new function.

"There are certain games out there that require mouse and keyboard and they can't come to console today," Spencer said in the video. "If we put this capability in the hands of developers, we'll get more of those games."

He also addressed any balance concerns involving controller and mouse & keyboard users, stating that the option is being given to developers and they do not have to include it in their game. Further, matchmaking options are in the hands of the developers. Thus, they can create controller or keyboard and mouse playlists.

X018 will be coming to Mexico City November 10 through 11 and will be streamed on Mixer.

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    September 25, 2018 2:45 PM

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      September 25, 2018 2:49 PM

      Nice

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      September 26, 2018 6:30 AM

      So Age of Empires for the Xbox?

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      September 26, 2018 6:38 AM

      The theoretical conclusion of all this is that the XBox is simply able to run Steam and play almost all Windows games.

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        September 26, 2018 6:54 AM

        I doubt that it will run steam. However I imagine any pc game released through the windows store will run on an Xbox at some point.

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          September 26, 2018 7:41 AM

          I really wish that the play anywhere stuff was available for more non-first party games.

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        September 26, 2018 6:59 AM

        I honestly don't see them doing that.

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      September 26, 2018 7:27 AM

      Mexico City seems a little unusual for a Microsoft event, no?

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        September 26, 2018 8:06 AM

        Idk. I’ve seen plenty of random Mexican people in games.

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      September 26, 2018 2:27 PM

      They better Keep Online play seperated from Controller and Mouse Players. I hate using keybaord and Mouse for any FPS or action game

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      September 26, 2018 2:27 PM

      They better Keep Online play seperated from Controller and Mouse Players. I hate using keybaord and Mouse for any FPS or action game