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Of the controversial original Xbox One concept presented three years ago, almost nothing remains. Its managers have listened to the users, and have transformed the console into a platform 100% oriented to traditional players. Well, Xbox One will be able to be operated using a mouse and keyboard, a decision with major implications.
Microsoft wants to unify its console and computers with Windows 10. All the games it creates now run on both systems, and the console will soon be updated with Windows 10 apps. Keyboard and mouse support is one more step to unify console and PC, created a very interesting hybrid device.
The truth is that Microsoft has an advanced version of its controller for Xbox One, but can't seem to find it enough. Recently, in an interview with Phil Spencer (Microsoft executive), he said that he couldn't imagine playing titles like League of Legends or Dota with a controller. He then mentioned that in "a few months" Xbox One will support keyboard and mouse.
However, it doesn't seem like the goal is to force users to ditch their traditional controller. Spencer's idea is to give game creators this ability, and wait and see what ideas they come up with to take advantage of it.
Xbox has an exciting future
The Xbox One has had a hard time compared to PlayStation 4, but Microsoft has responded with good games and interesting news. Now the new Xbox One S, a more compact model, has been presented, and it has also been anticipated that the Xbox One Scorpio will arrive in 2017, with more power, but full compatibility. The company has shown that it is serious about gaming.
In addition, it supports both console and PC. It will continue to release its titles on Windows 10, and they will even be sold on the Steam digital store, which is a rival to the Windows Store. So, thanks to keyboard and mouse support on Xbox One (plus the advent of apps) the line between console and gaming PC is blurred.
What do you think of this topic? Will you play your console with a keyboard and mouse, or do you think that someone who buys an Xbox One prefers a controller?