First Signs of Xbox One Mouse Support Surfaces
It’s been known for a while that Microsoft have plans to bring mouse and keyboard to the Xbox One, with the question of when lingering instead of if. With the Minecraft Beta on the Xbox Insider program, it’s now that we are getting a taster of what mouse and keyboard play lead to.
In comparison to the Windows PC cursor, the Xbox One cursor is rather on the large size, but don’t fret: it still works okay, as well as the scroll wheel! You can activate it via the options menu.
Microsoft have repeatedly stressed that they are not introducing mouse support to games that do not require it, which also means that controller using players will not be forced to compete against those who are using a mouse and keyboard. However, there IS an option that allows you to enable and disable the mouse support on your command. The setting can be toggled on and off in the Minecraft menu. It acts as an anti-competitive behaviour barrier, as it gives you the option to view scenarios where there are keyboard and mouse players, and of course, controller exclusive players too.
With mouse support, it would give the Xbox One a USP against any competitor, as it gives players alternative ways to game. In time, Microsoft will perfect the equipment, but at the moment, they are being careful with how they go about the whole new feature. I’m excited to say with more details to be released at a later date, I’m looking forward to seeing how the new piece of equipment fares with the rest of the gaming society.
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