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Rubeus
07-23-2015, 09:27 PM
I think this eventually will come to PS4 as well?

http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/a5c335be96fc24f7b7c4ea92d13c5adb/202352743/xboxkeyb.jpg

Beneath that shiny exterior, the Xbox One is, basically, a glorified gaming PC in a slightly smaller frame. As such, wouldn't it be great if you could play RTS games on the machine with your keyboard and mouse? The hardware can already support the former, and if Microsoft's Phil Spencer is to be believed, the latter is coming in the near future. The executive was asked on Twitter if it'd be possible to stream games from a Windows machine to the Xbox -- in the opposite direction to how the company has set up its game streaming system. In response, he said that it'd require keyboard and mouse support for it to work, crucially adding "those aren't far away."

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has often spoke about bringing the disparate elements of the Windows businesses into a more cohesive single entity. When Windows 10 was announced, it was with the subtitle "one product family, one platform, one store," and the move should help the gaming division tie in with its siblings. After all, with keyboard and mouse support, the console could support the majority of Windows 10 apps that are being crafted, and could even drive hardware sales. Hell, we're perversely hoping that there's a way that we can access a text editor so that we can write the news and play Halo at the same time. Yes, we know -- we do need to get more.

http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/22/xbox-one-mouse-support/

bujeezus
07-24-2015, 06:38 PM
Fuck yes. Crossin my fingers...

Escaflowne2001
07-24-2015, 07:43 PM
I'm sure it will come to the PS4 as well but MS are just quicker at updating and adding new features then Sony have been since release.

bujeezus
07-24-2015, 08:01 PM
Or how about streaming from the Xbox to the pc but with keyboard/mouse support instead of having to use a gamepad? I'd be perfectly fine with that. Hell, it's not like my current pc can play any current games any more.

SavedFromSin
07-24-2015, 08:54 PM
meh, but I can see the appeal.

BlindMaphisto
07-25-2015, 11:26 AM
It would be a nice way to use the xbones streaming capabilities if your computer can play your games but not really handle streaming so well on it's own.

BlindMaphisto
07-25-2015, 11:28 AM
Or how about streaming from the Xbox to the pc but with keyboard/mouse support instead of having to use a gamepad? I'd be perfectly fine with that. Hell, it's not like my current pc can play any current games any more.

The last thing I read about streaming to windows 10 is that it would require a gamepad. Probably so multiplayer games don't lets kb&m go against game pads.