Microsoft has officially licensed a new Xbox One keyboard and mouse.
I presume they’ll allow any third party Keyboard and mouse configuration too because well, that’s one strange keyboard and a lot of people will already own some form of hardware. Bit pricy too. But I must admit I’d be keen to have a try with that keyboard just for the sake of it.
Aww snap about to play play XCOM 2 with Mouse And Keyboard
Looks just like the one on PS4.
Strange keyboard? Those are the best gaming controls in the industry.
Have you never seen these kinds of keyboards? Theyre commonly seen. Nothing new.
Seen. Not tried, there’s a difference. That’s why I didn’t say it was new, just that I wouldn’t mind trying it. I’ve only played with traditional gaming keyboards.
@ Fishy I have a razer orbweaver ( https://www.razerzone.com/g... ) that I use for PC gaming bc I sucked so much at kb&m. Its worked great for me when I cant use a controller on pc. That said I just read a few reviews for the PS4 version and they weren't that promising.....I would hold off on purchasing this item personally.
It has everything you pretty much need. And looks better for people playing on couch which most console gamers do.
Hell yeah! Finally! Age of Empires is comming!
One can only hope, we need more strategy games coming across to xbox one when full kb/mouse support is a thing
didn't that get delayed? :( looking forward to playing the crap out of t!!
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“Xbox One Officially Licensed Keyboard & Mouse is Launching Soon” Goodbye balanced gameplay. Especially FPS games.
I'm not sure I follow. I switched to a game pad for most of my games on PC years ago. I didn't notice a loss of balance. A kb and mouse are long overdue for RTS games at the very least. It's a nice option to have.
I want strategy games on xbox one "waves at command and conquer/starcraft"
Microsoft needs a new Age of Empires as well. It's nice that the games are getting upgraded, but a proper sequel is long overdue.
Age of Empires IV was announced a few months back. Only PC confirmed at the minute but imagine it’ll get a XB release. Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch...
If you're big on strategy games just get a PC. All the Xbox exclusives will be on PC from here on out anyway.
He said especially FPS balance. If you claim to notice nothing then you’re lying.
At least they changed the color right death? Good call on the rip off statement
" I switched to a game pad for most of my games on PC years ago." After a decade of mostly console gaming, I find myself using an Xbox One gamepad for most of my PC gaming now too. But there's no question that switching to a mouse offers much more aiming quickness and precision. It's a matter of convenience vs competitiveness. I'm strictly a single-player guy these days, so convenience wins out. For RTS and other pointer-intensive games, yeah, mouse is the way to go. Hopefully, the control scheme will allow the use of both devices simultaneously. (Too many PC games make you choose one or the other exclusively.)
Some people are more precise with controllers, some prefer it the other way around. We already have cross play with PC, no one complains about balancing between the 2
Do we have actual stats for average K&M vs average Gamepad players for those games?
@nowitzki2004 He don't have stats lmao
U dont play xbox so don't worry about it
Some are already playing with M&K using Xim4
You can use Crosshair by some other company, and it works really well with any console and any controller. Keyboard and mouse on PS4, "incompatible" steering wheels, etc. It's wonderful. Works really well. I think its a little cheaper than the Xim as well.
They've already said they won't have mixed lobbies. You'll always have the option to NOT play against KB&M. Now if this takes away from the general pool of gamers is another story, but you aren't ever going to be forced to play against someone who's on KB&M.
Thats for crossplay with PC though right? This K&M will be for Xbox, can they really separate M&K from controller on Xbox for every game? Some lobbies might get really empty for those M&K players.
Separate lobbies for kb/m and controllers. Come on, use your brain.
Based on the PS4 one that looks exactly identical. It doesn't seem to be popular enough to worry about. It's quite expensive for a console gamer too. I was thinking about buying it until I saw the PS4 ones price. So unless it's drastically different in price. No need to worry
Thank you! My main complaint about console was playing FPS games with a controller. Now we can get TRUE crossplay between Xbox and PC. Microsoft has done it again!
Console gaming has always enjoyed a level playing field, especially insofar as gamers using similar peripherals/hardware. Maintaining parity is key. Players using K/M combos immediately gain a competitive edge. I noticed this most recently with The Division on PS4 - the side strafers ruined the PVP elements of that game.
well, this could allow actual cross play between PC and Xbox now without any balance issue regarding input device.
Getting used to it takes a while, start practicing as soon as you can. If you have any kind of PC see if you can run even some old FPS just to practice. And low sensitivity is the way, the lower you can play with the better.
I wouldn't worry...This is from an Engadget article last month... Here's how Xbox One games will handle mouse and keyboard support The first games to allow these peripherals are coming 'soon.' Jon Fingas Jon Fingas, 09.03.17 Microsoft has been promising mouse and keyboard support on the Xbox One for ages, but it's finally getting close. As part of a PAX West panel, the company's Mike Ybarra revealed that the first Xbox One games to support these peripherals are coming "soon," and that the company already has an idea as to how it'll handle support. A lot of it will be "up to developer choice," Ybarra says, but Microsoft will "coach" studios to make sure they add the feature responsibly -- it's aware that there are potential balance problems. The big concern is in multiplayer, where mouse and keyboard players could have advantages in some games (they can maneuver more quickly in shooters, for example). Microsoft would prefer that developers offer the choice of playing only against rivals with similar controllers, so players who can't or don't want to buy extra peripherals won't be at an automatic disadvantage. Also, support won't be mandatory. Ybarra says that's "based on developer interest."
I like it but $149? If they allow any kind of M&K you can do so much better.
https://www.amazon.com/Cros... This is so much better and works for every game with any controller combo you have.
Yeah I'd prefer they let us use our own M+Kb and I'm not even sure if we could set our own DPI settings on that mouse. That Kb also doesn't have enough buttons to map my pubg keybinds for healing items/boosters and the map
I would get one, but its kind of impossible to play with M/KB from my couch.
Yeah unless you use a coffee table or something you can use and still be comfortable. right on the couch is not the way to be playing with M&K.
World of Warcraft on Xbox One X? it'd be sick
They make these for PS4, and I hear it helps but still isn't like an actual mouse and keyboard, more mimics the analog stick for the mouse. I kind of wish both consoles would just support native mouse and keyboard instead of selling accessories.
The PS4 does. It's up to developers to implement support for their games.
Use this: https://www.amazon.com/Cros... When I do, I can't tell the difference between my M/KB on PC and this. It also lets you use any controller on any console..
Star Wars The Old Republic perhaps
But is it an ACTUAL M&k? Or is it just a Controller shaped as M&k, as these are on PS4, and they tend to still have the limits of a controller, as the mouse just emulates the stick, and isn't a fluid as a mouse on a PC.
That's cool good for those pc guys but I prefer controllers, well except for RTS games.
PC guys wont be spending $150 on this thing to play on Xbox lol
You got that right lol
seems like a way to overcharge people, just like licensed external hard drives.
Is that the new SwitchU controller?
Hopefully they wont follow the new macbook pros keyboard... It sounds like they have issues with the slightest amount of dust.
tsk tsk tsk...trying to be a pc smh...will never be
Worried they'll limit it do only licensed products.
Paves the way for PC-cross play on everything. Excellent news!
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