Even when the console was yet to be released, it was confirmed that the Xbox One keyboard and mouse play will not be there at launch and instead get added later. More than three years down the line, Microsoft reiterated that they were still committed to bringing the feature in, and now we are finally getting there.
Although it was yet another promise to deliver on the feature, Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox Division at Microsoft has re-reiterated that the Xbox One will support both mice and keyboards very soon.
He was more on point this time though, as Spencer revealed it is only a matter of a few months before everyone will be able to start using the feature.
Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse Play Coming in Just a Few Months: Phil Spencer
That is not all, Spencer also updated the fans on the current state of work on the project and revealed that keyboards are already working with the Xbox One, it is a fluent mouse support that is taking a bit long.
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.
Microsoft is basically working a larger arc of features here, they want the Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse Play to benefit them even more by boosting the potential of their new Play Anywhere feature, because Spencer thinks that with the feature more developers of PC only games would like to make a move towards consoles:
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.
The new Play Anywhere feature was revealed by Microsoft at E3 2016 during the Gears of War 3 demo, it allows users to buy the game once and play it on Windows 10 as well as Xbox One.
In the past, it was rumored that the Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse Play feature delay was the reason why Windows 10 to Xbox One streaming was being delayed as well.