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Xbox One Keyboard & Mouse Support and PC Game Streaming Possibly Coming Soon

by Kyle Hanson on July 21, 2015

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With the release of Windows 10 the Xbox One gets that much more entwined with the PC environment. For now this includes streaming your Xbox One games to a Windows 10 PC, but it doesn’t allow the other way around. However that, along with a much requested feature, could be coming soon according to some recent tweets from Xbox head Phil Spencer.

When asked about the possibility of streaming games from a PC to the Xbox One Spencer replied “Still finishing Xbox to Win10 streaming right now. I like the idea of Win10->Xbox One streaming but don’t have a plan yet.”

Someone else pointed out that for this, some changes would have to be made, namely the Xbox One would have to allow for keyboard and mouse support. To this Spencer responded “Yep, keyboard and mouse support for Xbox would need to be there for this to work, those aren’t far away.”

Some fans have pointed out that the Xbox One does already allow keyboards to be used, but it doesn’t let you use a mouse, essentially making it useless for gaming purposes. If that feature was added though, it could potentially reshape the gaming landscape quite a bit.

FPS games are all the rage these days, and mouse & keyboard support would shift how players approach those quite a bit. Whether these controls would be allowed in Xbox One games, or kept to just streamed PC games would be up to Microsoft. Either way, it looks like Xbox One fans have a lot to look forward to thanks to Windows 10.

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