Microsoft has revealed a few more little hints about the upcoming support for Mouse and Keyboard on the Xbox One.
At PAX West, Xbox One VP Mike Ybarra revealed that mouse and keyboard support is still on the cards, however there’s definitely a concern about how it’ll affect online play, saying “we have to be very smart in how we do that.”
His response to the question during the panel can be seen via the Tweet below posted by XboxE3Fans.
Mouse and Keyboard are still coming… pic.twitter.com/jbzcQvAsyS
— Xbox E3 Fans (@XboxE3Fans) September 2, 2017
Obviously, adding keyboard and mouse support for the console does bring up the question of fairness as the use of a mouse allows for a much quicker response time than controller due to the limitations of the thumbsticks, so it’s good to see that Microsoft are taking this into consideration.
As for the solution, during the panel Ybarra mentioned that they plan to “coach” developers on bringing the ability for players to choose who to play against, whether it’s solely keyboard and mouse users, solely controller users, or both.
Up until now Microsoft has also remained pretty quiet about when keyboard and mouse support is incoming. Ybarra says “you’ll see our first games supporting keyboard and mouse soon. I can’t announce what that is, but soon.”