Microsoft has talked about keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One but it hasn’t fully materialized just yet. When it does, it would enable Xbox One owners to play a wide variety of titles that have previously been incompatible with the console. While it’s unclear when Microsoft will roll out proper keyboard and mouse support for the console, a new report claims that the company is working with Razer on a partnership for these peripherals.
Razer makes a lot of different products including notebooks and even a smartphone, but it’s perhaps best known for its gaming peripherals, so it would make sense for Microsoft to look for a partnership with this company.
A presentation given by Microsoft to developers revealed that the partnership enables Razer Chroma RGB lighting support directly on Xbox and it works in the same fashion as it does on PC. The presentation also detailed rules and guidance for developers looking to add keyboard and mouse support to their Xbox games.
All games would be required to have gamepad support and unlike controllers, one console will only be able to support one mouse and keyboard. It will be left entirely up to the developers to decide who they want to add keyboard and mouse support to their games.
Microsoft is yet to confirm, though, when it’s targeting a full release of the keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One.