It’s no secret that both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 both have similar architecture to PC’s so it would seem fitting that keyboard and mouse peripherals mostly seen on the desks of gaming rigs could soon see themselves in the living room. It’s looking even more likely for the Xbox One too according to Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb.
In an interview with US computer component retailer Newegg (video above) Hryb said that it was certainly a possibility for the Xbox One to get keyboard and mouse support.
“We’ll certainly have this great SDK for developers to do what they like,” he said. “If that’s something they’re interested in doing, we’ll certainly help them do that. Certainly it’s possible, but we don’t have anything to announce at this time.”
This would be a surprising move for Microsoft especially with Steam trying really hard to get PC gaming off the desk and into the living room. Hryb continues to say that it wouldn’t be the most ideal even if support was added.
“We kind of have this concept of when you’re playing a PC game you’re leaning forward, With an Xbox game, sometimes you lean back. You’re just kinda having fun.” Hyrb said. “We want to provide a gaming experience that people enjoy, certainly with Windows–that’s our other large gaming platform at Microsoft.
So there’s something there, but right now we’re really focused on really the console space.”
We’d love to know your thoughts, if there was the possibility of games appearing on the Xbox One like Total War: Rome II that required a Keyboard and Mouse in order to play, would you?