Microsoft And Razer Cooperating To Bring Mouse And Keyboard Domination To Xbox One
Ask any PC gamer who stays far away from consoles why they don’t play console games and many of them will tell you it’s all about the controls. Once you are used to a mouse and keyboard, gaming with a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One wireless controller on shooters isn’t particularly smooth. Consoles gamers have also long felt that allowing people to play games with a mouse and keyboard gives them an unfair advantage.
This hasn't stopped Microsoft from promising to add mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox One console -- Minecraft already has support for a mouse and keyboard. A new report has surfaced that claims earlier in the year Microsoft gave a presentation to developers that talked about adding keyboard and mouse support more broadly for the Xbox One. Documents claiming to be from that presentation have leaked showing that Microsoft was talking up the Razer Turret keyboard and mouse along with a partnership with Razer.
Razer was reportedly part of that presentation and at this
Xbox One consoles will be able to support only one keyboard and mouse at a time. Mouse support would work with up to five buttons along with horizontal and vertical mouse wheel movement. Microsoft would support the ability to query a mouse for capabilities, report absolute pointer location, report relative pointer movement, and give the ability to set cursor glyph and visibility. A new API for polling all that data will be offered assuming the plan moves forward.
Since some gamers who love the gamepad might cry foul if pitted against keyboard/mouse gamers will