In his recent interview with the PCGamesN during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, Xbox chief Phil Spencer spoke about the Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse support, by saying it is ‘months away’.
Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse Play Coming Soon – Phil Spencer
According to Phil Spencer, the Keyboard support with Xbox One is actually working and support for Mouse is still under works, taking a bit long but will be available very soon.
“I keep talking about it in the press and my platform team keeps shaking their head, because they… Truthfully in our dev kit modes now keyboard works, mouse support is a little bit further away. I say it because I know it’s not years away, it’s more like months away, but we don’t have an exact date yet.”
The Xbox chief thinks that this will definitely help players for their new Play Anywhere feature and also more PC games developers might actually think developing for consoles as well. He said;
“Trying to take League [of Legends] and play it with a controller… or Dota… I don’t know, maybe a designer’s going to try and tackle that problem, but those seem like natural PC games to me. And I think that’s fine, and in that scenario you can still be an Xbox Live game and still be connected to all your friends, your save game can still flow with you from PC to PC. When we enable PC and mouse on console it’ll be interesting to see how many of those creators think about running their PC and mouse-only game on console, and then this idea of Play Anywhere might get even more interesting for those guys.”
Seems like the Microsoft is trying very hard to bridge the gap between Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One.