Microsoft’s Phil Spencer (head of Microsoft’s Xbox division) confirmed via Twitter that Microsoft is working to add mouse support to the Xbox One in the near future as it continues to prepare for the rollout of Windows 10 and the new cross-compatible features that come with it. Currently, the console already supports keyboard usage, and to better ready itself for the upcoming streaming features (between Xbox One and a Windows 10 PC), they are planning to take it to that next level.
Without a doubt, this will raise the eyebrow of many PC gamers that prefer mouse and keyboard over a controller. The long warred debate over what type of system is best, is starting to see a consolidation in features and strengths. Windows PC’s already support Xbox One and 360 controllers via USB, allowing console fans to experience PC games with the all-familiar control they are comfortable with. It’s only right that PC fans get the same perks on the console.
The new feature was brought up in a conversation on Twitter between Spencer and various followers, however no mention of when we can expect to see this new support. That will be something to look out for in future announcements by Microsoft as they roll out additional features to the upcoming operating system.