The video gaming industry is still divided because of the wall that exists between console and PC. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to play real time strategy game in your console but the absence of gaming basic accessories such as mouse and keyboard could be a challenge. In a recent report, Microsoft is trying to break down the wall by adding support to their Xbox One which makes it possible to connect a mouse and a keyboard.
According to reports, the tech giant company is trying to partner with Razer which is a specialty hardware company based in Singapore. The neon mice created by Razer is known to be one of the most popular in competitive gaming. Its most popular models include DeathAdder Elite. In fact, it was even included in the list of the top mice for this year.
Windows Central was even able to get their hands on a presentation that showcased how the Turret keyboard created by Razer can be used for Xbox games. Aside from the partnership they are trying to build, the presentation also revealed that Xbox would soon be able to support the use of USB mouse with the help from Windows. There is also support provided for mice that comes with wireless dongles.
Microsoft is already developing an API which can be used by developers in order for them to integrate the mice in their games as well as the option to block the usage of such in special cases.
In the past few years, the gap between consoles and PCs when it comes to real time strategy gaming has widened. This is seen with players of Age of Empires of series which prefer to use computers because they are able to have wider control and there are extra keys they can utilize for a more successful game.
Aside from the controller, PCs and modern consoles are already coming closer when it comes to technicality. This is because of the introduction of modern consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox One. In the next few years, it might be possible to play real time strategy game and compete with those using computers because of these reported developments.