Microsoft Explains Why It Won’t Block Mouse And Keyboard On Xbox One

By   /   Feb 19, 2018
Xbox One mouse and keyboard support

Microsoft is not officially supporting mouse and keyboard for its flagship console, Xbox One, however, there are ways in which many players can use the mouse and keyboard to play games like using adapters and while Microsoft can block the use of these peripherals but it doesn’t and now the company has explained why it won’t block the mouse and keyboard on Xbox One.

According to Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra, who posted on his official Twitter account, talking about the use of mouse or keyboard on Xbox One. According to Ybarra, the reason why they don’t block is that the company has always wanted the developers to have the freedom in the way they want to develop their games.

He also added in another tweet that the use of mouse and keyboard on the Xbox One can be helpful for the players with accessibility issues. While there is no official support for these peripherals on Xbox One but, Microsoft has announced that it will officially support them.

Speaking of the Xbox, Final Fantasy 15 director, Hajime Tabata has revealed that the next Xbox and PS5 will be cloud-based consoles. According to Tabata, the game consoles will evolve and follow the steps of the film and music industry which has embraced the streaming services.

Furthermore, according to the industry analyst, Xbox One has sold close to 35 million units to date based on NPD data which is yet to be revealed to the public. Furthermore, he revealed that Xbox One X has been outselling PS4 Pro in the US.

Also, there is an issue of lack of first-party titles on Microsoft’s console and while the company is looking to close that gap, however, according to Kai Tuovinen of Frozenbyte, Microsoft is stopping devs from making Xbox One X exclusives that the console otherwise might be getting as there are developers who like to develop games exclusively for Xbox One X.

Do you think the use of mouse and keyboard support on consoles gives players an unfair advantage in multiplayer titles? Should Microsoft consider blocking these peripherals for its console? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Twitter

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