The November 2018 Xbox One update is officially live, and it adds mouse and keyboard support to certain games on the console. The choice of whether a game on Xbox One supports mouse and keyboard controls will be up to individual developers, and nearly a dozen are planning to add the feature to their games in the near future.
Microsoft has announced in a blog post that Fortnite and Warframe now support mouse and keyboard controls. Gaijin Entertainment’s War Thunder supports the new control scheme as well. Support is expected to launch for Bomber Crew, Deep Rock Galactic, Strange Brigade, Vermintide 2, and X-Morph Defense later this month. Children of Morta, DayZ, Minion Master, Moonlighter, Vigor, Warface, and Wargroove are scheduled to be updated with mouse and keyboard controls at a later date.
The new update also opens the Alexa Beta program–which allows you control your Xbox One with your voice–to the UK. Improvements have been made to the Cortana feature on US Xbox One’s as well, and new commands for both Alexa and Cortana that allow you to completely navigate through your console’s menus with your voice have been implemented across the US and UK. The update also adds the Amazon Music app to Xbox One consoles, as well as an expanded search function for finding games.
Last week, Microsoft revealed a selection of Designed for Xbox mice and keyboard peripherals, created in partnership with Razer. The new tech will be shown off at CES in January 2019. Microsoft says these are going to be “created for living room or desktop scenarios, come equipped with a dedicated Xbox key, and support the new Xbox Dynamic Lighting feature enabling immersive in-game lighting effects.”