"We'll leave it a lot to the developer choice". Implementation, however, will largely depend on game developers, but the company already has an idea how to prevent player imbalance issues. "And then based on developer interest, they'll choose to do keyboard and mouse going forward, or not". If you have been wondering when Microsoft will roll out official support for keyboards and mice to the Xbox One community at large, Microsoft still does not have a specific date to share, though Xbox Platform CVP Mike Ybarra did promise that it is coming soon. The Xbox One Enhanced marking will be stated on the back of the game along with it's other features like Co-op and Xbox Live requirement so you can easily spot it when you are searching for your next favorite videogame.
Well, if you're among those champing at the bit to experience the 60fps goodness, Microsoft is recommending Samsung's latest QLED TVs to those seeking an upgrade this winter and beyond. Should the support be added, multiplayer will be a key concern - gamers who use a mouse and a keyboard might have a leg up over those who play via a GamePad. For example, maneuvering may be easier for those with the keyboard and mouse. That certainly sets up a thrilling "Team Gamepad vs. Team Mouse and Keyboard' rivalry". It will still be dependent upon developers being interested in adding in the option.
Some titles already have experimented with the mouse and keyboard support. In fact, it's why Microsoft killed its cross-platform push in 2010 (PC gamers wrecked console players every time). The Minecraft Better Together update, similarly, includes some keyboard and mouse functionality.
This time around, however, they're going to take a slightly different approach.
Aim assist be damned, keyboard and mouse support is coming. Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!