Xbox One keyboard and mouse support launching next week

Posted November 15, 2018

Outside of mouse and keyboard support, Microsoft says it has expanded Xbox search functionality to include results from Xbox Assist and games you have "Ready to Install" or now own.

As announced at the XO18 in Mexico City this weekend, support for mouse and keyboard input on Xbox One will arrive on select titles from Wednesday 14 November.

However, it's also very clear that some games are perfectly built for keyboard and controller input and that consoles like the Xbox One have such a wide global appeal that it just doesn't make sense to limit input to a wired or wireless controller. In fact, all Xbox console prices are dropping, as is the cost of Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold, and a bunch of digital games. In Fortnite it has already been revealed that for fairness keyboard/mouse players will be matched up with the same.

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Microsoft added that a handful of other games will be updated within November to support the feature, including Bomber Crew, Deep Rock Galactic, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Strange Brigade, War Thunder, and X-Morph Defense.

Easier game navigation is also a part of the November update, where Xbox One search will now be expanded to include your "Ready to Install" games that exist as part of various memberships, including your EA Access, Xbox Game Pass, and other service subscriptions, which should make finding that game to play with keyboard and mouse a much simpler affair.

Try out mouse and keyboard in some of your favorite games today and be sure to tune into CES in January to learn more about the "Designed for Xbox" mouse and keyboard coming from Razer.

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Launched in the USA last month, the Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa allows gamers to get more done using just their voice. The new Xbox Skill for Cortana, released last month, has added a selection of new commands and improvements. If you have an Xbox 360 laying around, you will be able to get two additional games each month for that console as well.

Amazon Music App: Amazon Music is launching a new app for Xbox One in the USA, with availability in more countries coming soon. Download the new Amazon Music app from the Store today!

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