XBox One Update Adds Keyboard & Mouse Support

Xbox One Keyboard & Mouse Support

The latest Xbox One update has brought the official keyboard & mouse support to Microsoft’s console! Now the owners of the console can play such games as Fortnite and Warframe with the keyboard & mouse combination as well as with the usual gamepad.

Later this month, the official support of the new controls will be added to Bomber Crew, Deep Rock Galactic, Strange Brigade, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 and X-Morph Defense. Soon after, to Children of Morta, DayZ, Minion Master, Moonlighter, Vigor, Warface и Wargroove.

Microsoft’s November update also added the Amazon Music app to XBox One as well as expanded voice control for Alexa and Cortana devices.

Launched in the U.S. last month, the Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa allows gamers to get more done using just their voice. This feature will continue to grow and improve over time, based on fan feedback. Coming this week, we have the first set of updates:

  • Alexa Beta for the U.K. (EN-GB): The Xbox Skill for Alexa is now in Beta for all Xbox gamers in the U.K. with the addition of U.K. English voice recognition. To get started with Alexa, just say, “Alexa, open Xbox.”
  • Cortana improvements: In the U.S, the Xbox Skill for Cortana becomes easier to use. Cortana will automatically discover and pair your Xbox, so there’s no needtologin. Just say “Hey Cortana, pair my Xbox” to any Cortana device (mobile phone or Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker). Try your favorite commands, like “Hey Cortana, start Netflix” or “Hey Cortana, pause my Xbox.” Get started with the latest Cortana on Android or Cortana on iOS app this week.
  • New Commands added: In response to fan feedback, we’re adding a few new commands to both the Cortana and Alexa skill. Now, you have the ability to fully close a game or app via “Quit [game or app name]” or use your assistant as a controller with our new navigation mode. This lets you use your voice to hit the “A” button or navigate around your console (e.g. up, down, left, right, A button, B button). Just say “Start navigation mode” or “Press [button name]” to try it out!

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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at MMORPG.com and GameSpace.

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