In September 2018, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One would be receiving mouse and keyboard support. Even though Microsoft’s goal was to make console gaming “comfortable” for every type of gamer, the company acknowledged that not all Xbox One games would automatically have the functionality patched in; in fact, some would most likely never see the capability added.
Instead, Microsoft left it up for the developers to decide. In a post made on the Xbox Wire making the announcement, Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for Xbox Platform, said that “It’s important to note that mouse and keyboard support for games is added on a title-by-title basis, entirely at developers’ discretion.”
Fast forward a few months later, and a handful of games now feature the functionality, with a larger handful confirmed to be receiving it in the near future.
To help clarify things, we’ve put together a growing list of current and upcoming Xbox One games that feature the functionality. You can find them below.
Xbox One Games That Currently Support Mouse and Keyboard
- Bomber Crew
- Deep Rock Galactic
- Strange Brigade
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2
- War Thunder
- X-Morph Defense
Xbox One Games That Will Support Mouse and Keyboard
- Gears of War 5
- Gears Tactics
- Realm Royale
- Sea of Thieves
- The Sims 4
- Surviving Mars
- Minion Master
- Children of Morta
As of this writing, there is only one official mouse and keyboard combo for the Xbox One: the Razer Turret, which currently runs at $250.
Previously, you could hook a keyboard to your Xbox One, but it didn’t always work; that’s not to mention there was no way to use keyboards while playing games. What’s more, mice were no dice on the platform.
This list will be updated as more titles support mouse and keyboard functionality. In the meantime, be sure to check out our list of games that should get support next. Let us know which games you’d like to see added.