Published: Wed, September 06, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Microsoft Reveals New Info on XB1X, Cross-Play, Keyboard&Mouse Support and More

Microsoft Reveals New Info on XB1X, Cross-Play, Keyboard&Mouse Support and More

The user IdleSloth discovered this new feature and posted it on Twitter as Ybarra went through some brand new settings coming to the Xbox One.

The big concern is in multiplayer, where mouse and keyboard players could have advantages in some games (they can maneuver more quickly in shooters, for example).

"Xbox One X will bring true 4K gaming to console players for the first time with 40 percent more power than any other console", said Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Xbox.

Considering Microsoft's first party games are brought to both console and PC these days, they're all built with keyboard and mouse controls available to the development team.

Microsoft says, however, that support won't be mandatory.

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Although the decision will ultimately be in the hands of the studios, Microsoft will be open to have full support for mouse and keyboard. "We'll leave it a lot to the developer choice". Mr Ybarra reassured console players that there would be functionality, allowing them to choose whether to choose their opponents. Whether it's some additional work developers will want to put in is one thing, but Microsoft will need to really make sure that these two drastically different ways to play won't interfere with fair online competition.

Some titles already have experimented with the mouse and keyboard support.

While this has been a long overdue update from Microsoft as many games play better with mouse and keyboard. The console will be available for sale from November 7 this year in the United States with the price tag of $499. This enhancement marking will be mentioned on the back of every game with its other options like co-opt and Xbox Live requirements.

Meanwhile, the Xbox One X is set ot launch on November 7 for a MSRP of $500. You can see the full list of the games already ready for the "Xbox One X Enhanced" indication on it's post on Windows Central.

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