Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

Xbox One’s Mouse and Keyboard Update Has Gone Live Today

Xbox One’s Mouse and Keyboard Update Has Gone Live Today

Now, you have the ability to fully close a game or app via "Quit [game or app name]" or use your assistant as a controller with our new navigation mode.

We've known for a while that support for keyboards and mice was coming to the Xbox One, but there has been the question of "when?" hanging in the air.

What just happened? Back in September, Microsoft announced early plans to bridge the gap between consoles and PCs even further, by adding mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox One.

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. Warframe, the free-to-play cooperative shooter game will also benefit from an update later this week. Now Corsair is partnering up with Microsoft to sell Xbox-compatible gear.

Now, PUBG devs have made the official announcement that PUBG is coming to Xbox Game Pass. Through Elgato, CORSAIR's subsidiary brand for content creators, Mixer broadcasters will be empowered to improve their streams through integration with the powerful and versatile Elgato Stream Deck, along with other exciting initiatives now in development.

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Microsoft has even admitted its store is hard to navigate on Windows 10, noting how its a chore to find or update games. That blank has now been filled in with Microsoft confirming at its XO18 event, that support will roll out this Wednesday, November 14th. Corsair said Microsoft has "many more games planned for future compatibility".

As for games, it's possible to pick up some high-profile titles with big discounts attached from the Microsoft Store.

Razer's fancy upcoming keyboard and mouse combo for the system won't be available until 2019 so keep your eyes open for that. Microsoft is focused on working with developers to ensure that these games are fun, fair, and properly balanced no matter how players decide to control them.

However, we suspect things will vary based on title.

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