Microsoft has promised mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One for several years now, and it seems that they are finally ready to do well on the feature. Following the announcement of a partnership with Razer for new accessories back in September, a few few Xbox One owners can now start experimenting with using a mouse. Announced yesterday, this feature is part of a new system update that rolls out for members in the Alpha Skip Ahead and Beta Ring applications.
Users just need to navigate to the corresponding Quest in the Xbox Insider Hub to enable mouse support and Microsoft notes that no specific hardware is required. Do not expect to have a big advantage over opponents in multiplayer games, as support is currently limited to Warframe online co-op shooter / action game.
In fact, Microsoft is very careful about implementing mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One to prevent some players from playing an unfair advantage in games as first players. When the feature rolls out to all console owners, it will be up to developers to choose if the title is compatible with mouse and keyboard.
This means that players who like multiplayer-focused games like Overwatch and Fortnite can breathe the sigh of relief while those who prefer open world games and other interactions or solititles will have the choice of a control scheme that better fits their needs.
SOURCE Xbox Wire