Keyboard And Mouse With Xbox

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karmakid

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Oddly no support for xcom or halo wars :(

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/11/10/x018-inside-xbox-news-recap/#E1v7HzQLBKzVrUVY.99


Play Your Way with Mouse and Keyboard Support

Support for mouse and keyboard input on Xbox One will arrive next week, with select titles enabled at launch for Insiders and even more coming. On today’s IX episode, Epic detailed how Fortnite will be one of the first titles to offer mouse and keyboard input alongside previously announced Warframe in today’s update, with Bomber Crew, Deep Rock Galactic, Strange Brigade, Vermintide 2, War Thunder and X-Morph Defense adding support in November, and Children of Morta, DayZ, Minion Master, Moonlighter, Vigor, Warface, and Wargroove adding support in the future. When the update launches next week, all developers will have the tools they need to create tailored mouse and keyboard experiences for their games as they see fit to ensure a fair and fun experience for fans.

Additionally, we shared that the best mouse and keyboard experience on Xbox One will be available through Designed for Xbox mice and keyboards. These are created for living room or desktop scenarios, come equipped with a dedicated Xbox key, and support the new Xbox Dynamic Lighting feature – enabling immersive in-game lighting effects. Razer will be the exclusive partner to ship a Designed for Xbox mouse and keyboard and will formally introduce the product at CES in January.


November:

Fortnite
Bomber Crew
Deep Rock Galactic
Strange Brigade
Vermintide 2
War Thunder
X-Morph Defense

At a later date:

Children of Morta
DayZ
Minion Master
Moonlighter
Vigor
Warface
Wargroove
 

eVo7

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Or you could just play on PC.
 

Digital Joker

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I hate this s***. Console makers should be blocking this not encourging it. f***in MS.
 

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I hate this s***. Console makers should be blocking this not encourging it. f***in MS.
??? Developers will separate the controller players from KB/M players in competitive games.
 
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karmakid

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??? Developers will separate the controller players from KB/M players in competitive games.
They already do with crossplay
 

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LOL@how small the list is.
 

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I hate this s***. Console makers should be blocking this not encourging it. f***in MS.
They are checking off the list of PS4 features that were missing on Xbox; this is one of them.
 

VaLLiancE

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X has used a form of cb support...
 

Kerosene31

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??? Developers will separate the controller players from KB/M players in competitive games.
They don't have to. Unofficial keyboard and mouse (through xim or whatever) is already basically required to play R6 Siege ranked on console. Basically, a huge % of the higher ranked players are using mouse and keyboard already.

Mouse and keyboard is just a major balancing issue. Sea of Thieves has crossplay and while it isn't exactly a twitch shooter, there's clearly an advantage to those playing on PC vs console. There are people who can snipe you off your ship which just wouldn't even be physically possible with a controller.

I own 2 consoles and a PC for gaming, but I play most of my MP games on console for various reasons. Mainly getting away from cheaters, and getting away from mouse/kb players. Mouse/kb is great for top tier "hardcore" play. Consoles should be more for casual "just have fun" play. Forcing us to go mouse/kb basically means I shouldn't have bothered buying an X1X and should just put all my money into my gaming PC.

The supported game list is small for now, but all they are doing is pushing people to buy Xim adapters and making a bigger problem.
 

Digital Joker

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They don't have to. Unofficial keyboard and mouse (through xim or whatever) is already basically required to play R6 Siege ranked on console. Basically, a huge % of the higher ranked players are using mouse and keyboard already.

Mouse and keyboard is just a major balancing issue. Sea of Thieves has crossplay and while it isn't exactly a twitch shooter, there's clearly an advantage to those playing on PC vs console. There are people who can snipe you off your ship which just wouldn't even be physically possible with a controller.

I own 2 consoles and a PC for gaming, but I play most of my MP games on console for various reasons. Mainly getting away from cheaters, and getting away from mouse/kb players. Mouse/kb is great for top tier "hardcore" play. Consoles should be more for casual "just have fun" play. Forcing us to go mouse/kb basically means I shouldn't have bothered buying an X1X and should just put all my money into my gaming PC.

The supported game list is small for now, but all they are doing is pushing people to buy Xim adapters and making a bigger problem.
Ding ding ding!
This man hits all the nails on the head and gets it.
 

VaLLiancE

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They did it to achieve 4k/as close to 4k as possible..
 

karmakid

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Ever go to a taco place and the don’t have lemon or lime, never coming to king taco again....what kind of king are you don’t have the goods :(
 

karmakid

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https://www.razer.com/campaigns/keyboards-mice-xbox-one






THE FIRST WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE DESIGNED FOR THE XBOX ONE

We are proud to partner with Microsoft to bring you the world’s first wireless keyboard and mouse designed for Xbox One. Equipped with our industry-leading gaming technologies, discover a new way to play in your living room. Find out more at CES on 08/01/2019.
 

pravus

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I'll be picking up one. My old wireless keyboard has passed on and I'm actually in the market to get a new one... sucks that it's not coming until next year though.
 

OneBadMutha

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Or you could just play on PC.
I hate this s***. Console makers should be blocking this not encourging it. f***in MS.
I could tell people who want to use arcade sticks to keep that ish at the arcades...but I understand options are nice. 😉 Personally I’m hoping to see stuff that was formerly PC exclusive like Age of Empires. Hope Xcom 2 and Halo Wars get support soon too.
 

OneBadMutha

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I had no issue with $150 for the Elite controller. $250 for mouse and keyboard? Holy ish! Especially since it works on very few games. Glad that basic mouse and keyboard work find on the system.
 

Kerosene31

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Yeah for $250 you could buy a very nice mouse and mechanical keyboard (and probably have money left over).

Everyone just uses the adapter anyway. Rainbow 6 Siege is already pretty much dominated by mouse and keyboard users. People do it because it is such a huge advantage.