Tue, Oct 08, 2013 | 22:02 BST
Xbox One may get keyboard and mouse support in its post release future
Xbox One may get keyboard and mouse support post release, according to Microsoft’s director of Xbox Live programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb.
Speaking in an interview with Newegg, Major Nelson said Microsoft will assist developers with said support if that is what they wish.
“We’ll certainly have this great SDK for developers to do what they like,” he said. “If that’s something they’re interested in doing, we’ll certainly help them do that. Certainly it’s possible, but we don’t have anything to announce at this time.”
Still, even if support for the peripherals is added, it may not be ‘ideal’.
“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.”
Xbox One launches in North America and Europe and other territories on November 22.