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Soon gamers will be able to play their favorite Xbox games with a keyboard and mouse. At least that’s what this latest Xbox rumor suggests.

In the latest Xbox app update, the hit console seems to be hinting at adding keyboard and mouse support to its featured games. Other consoles have already started bringing PC control mechanics to their games. Xbox seems to be about to follow suit.

Keyboard and mouse controls may soon be included in Xbox’s cloud gaming service

Keyboard and mouse functionality is already available for a few Xbox Cloud Gaming titles, including Fortnite and Sea of ​​Thieves. Microsoft will soon release improved support that allows users to stream to a range of other devices while using a keyboard and mouse on almost any game in their library.

As reported by Pure Xbox, it looks like keyboard and mouse controls may soon be included in Xbox’s Cloud Gaming service due to a recent update that readies the Xbox app for the eventual addition of mouse and keyboard support.

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This information was first noticed by a Twitter user with knowledge of Xbox Klobrille who shared that the Xbox app on PC received an update today that added a search bar to the Cloud Gaming category and included a keyboard and mouse indicator.

Check out Klobrile’s tweet here:

Microsoft, Xbox prepare for mouse and keyboard support

In June, Microsoft announced that keyboard and mouse functionality would eventually come to Xbox Cloud Gaming. The Verge reported that the tech giant is encouraging game developers to prepare for the addition of said mechanics and some major latency improvements soon.

This announcement seems to imply that, for now, this new feature will only be available for console games with keyboard and mouse support. It’s highly likely that this move by Microsoft and Xbox will allow the console to stream PC titles as well.

During a streaming event last June, Xbox software engineer Morgan Brown said that Xbox has supported keyboard and mouse for a few years now and their team is currently working on adding the same feature to streaming for users. of pc.

At the time of writing, there has been no announcement from Microsoft regarding the release date for expanded keyboard and mouse support. Hopefully there will be more controller options for our favorite games soon.

Consoles like Nintendo and PlayStation have been ahead to make it easier to add keyboard and mouse support to their games. For PlayStation, a number of games can be played using a keyboard and mouse on the PS4. Players need to connect said device to USB ports to use this feature. Meanwhile, gamers can also connect a USB mouse and keyboard with Switch.

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