Xbox One gets mouse and keyboard support, and these are first playable games

Microsoft is finally adding support for mouse and keyboard to Xbox One, and these are the first games that support this feature.

Gaming keyboard from Razer
Gaming keyboard from Razer

Microsoft is finally bringing mouse and keyboard support for Xbox One, the company revealed the news during its XO18 event in Mexico City.

This feature has been in the works for years, but it wasn’t until recently that the company started testing the support, and now, it’s expected to arrive on November 14.

Although, no every game will include mouse and keyboard support, Microsoft is unveiling the first 15 games that you’ll be able to download on day-one.

Here’s the list of Xbox One titles with mouse and keyboard support:

  • Fortnite
  • Warframe
  • Bomber Crew
  • Children of Morta
  • DayZ
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  • Vigor
  • Warface
  • Wargroove
  • War Thunder
  • X-Morph Defense
  • Minion Master
  • Moonlighter
  • Strange Brigade

While the list is short, it’s just a matter of time until more developers start integrating mouse and keyboard support in their games.

The new support enables you to connect virtually any keyboard and mouse, but if you’re planning to get new peripherals exclusively for your Xbox One, you may want to hold on until Razer and other manufacturers bring to market peripherals designed specifically to work with Xbox one. (These hardware are expected to be unveiled during CES 2019.)

Update November 17, 2018: The update is already available for anyone who wants to start playing games on Xbox One using a keyboard and mouse.

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