In September this year, corporate VP of Xbox division, Mike Ybarra confirmed that Microsoft will be adding mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One console. While Microsoft is yet to reveal when exactly it will happen, the company’s Poland division decided to jump the gun by announcing keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One. The post, which has now been deleted, was first spotted by the folks over at GamerPros.co.
Some players prefer to conquer the virtual world with a pad in hand. Others, above all, value the precision of the mouse movements. Others, however, can not imagine playing on anything other than a keyboard. Now, owners of Xbox One consoles (including Xbox One S models and the latest Xbox One X) can choose these accessories and decide for themselves what they will use. “PC Master Race”? Thanks to the keyboard support, we can already successfully talk about “Xbox Master Race”!”
Since the post above was translated from Polish to English using Google Translate, it doesn’t really make a lot of sense. Still, it does suggest that Microsoft might be very close to officially announcing keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One, perhaps by early next year. The first keyboard and mouse for the Xbox One was in fact announced in October this year by HORI. The HORI TAC Pro One keyboard and mouse combo offers plug and play compatibility with the Xbox One as well as traditional Windows 10 PCs. The keyboard, or should we say KeyPad, features 20 LED-backlit mechanical keys for quick speed and response. The TAC Gaming mouse utilizes a 3200 DPI sensor and ultra-responsive micro-switches for high accuracy. HORI’s TAC Pro One keyboard and mouse combo is priced at $149.99 (Rs.9,600). Apart from playing games, the peripherals make it easier for users to perform tasks such as web browsing.