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Xbox One may support keyboard & mouse

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Oct 2013 5:41 User comments (1)

Xbox One may support keyboard & mouse Microsoft's Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) has said that the next Xbox Console may support a keyboard and mouse if developers ask for it.
The Xbox 360 console has limited keyboard support for text input, but has never supported mice. In a Newegg TV interview, Hryb said that if developers would like support built in for the use of a keyboard and mouse, that is something Microsoft would be willing to do.

"We'll certainly have this great SDK for developers to do what they like. If that's something they're interested in doing, we'll certainly help them do that," he said.

Hryb did acknowledge however that PC and console gaming styles don't match up and that won't change even if you can use a keyboard and mouse for input.

"We kind of have this concept of when you're playing a PC game you're leaning forward," Hryb said.

"With an Xbox game, sometimes you lean back. You're just kinda having fun. And I don't want to incite the religious debate that will ensue, because I'm very aware. We want to provide a gaming experience that people enjoy, certainly with Windows--that's our other large gaming platform at Microsoft. So there's something there, but right now we're really focused on really the console space."

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110.10.2013 15:20

do it XD

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