Xbox One Good News: Forget Controllers, Microsoft's new Xbox Mouse and Keyboard is HERE (Pic: MICROSOFT)
The Xbox Ones first official wireless mouse and keyboard are coming, courtesy of hardware company Razer.
Though we're not due to get a formal look at the actual hardware until CES 2019 (which takes place on January 8th), Razer seems to be blatantly plastering images of the devices everywhere.
In the Youtube video embedded below, you can see what appears to be an introduction to the incoming hardware line.
We have no idea of prices for the mouse and keyboard combo, or what they'll retail for individually, but at least we know Razer is on the right track.
Razer and Microsoft announced back in the Summer that they'd be partnering up to work on hardware for the Xbox One, but we're still patiently waiting for more news about how it's going to manifest – at least we know we're going to get some clarity at CES 2019.
The trailer below at least gives us a look at the proposed designs: an Xbox buttons on the bottom right of the keyboard, and a sliding mouse mat for more… casual… gaming setups. After all, most people play consoles on their sofas, rather than at desks.
The backlit designs of the hardware will be supported by developers that can tie reactive lights to their games, too – a nice touch for anyone playing Xbox games with the peripherals.
Microsoft announced at their Xbox XO18 event that mouse and keyboard would be coming to 14 games very soon.
Some of the highlights include Warframe and DayZ, as well as Strange Brigade. Warhammer Vermintide 2 and Moonlighter were also announced – all great fits for the controller input.
The upcoming Wargroove was announced for support, too, as well as the free-to-play WarThunder.
Finally, the big news: Fortnite will also be getting keyboard and mouse support on Xbox One and should make a big difference to players in 2019.
If you play with these tools, you'll be matched against other players playing with keys/mouse to make sure people aren't getting any unfair advantages.
Razer will be the official hardware partners for Microsoft keyboard/mouse support, and the company's hardware will feature lighting support, too – meaning you can see your hardware react to dynamic, in-game prompts.
"We are proud to partner with Microsoft to bring you the worlds first wireless keyboard and mouse designed for Xbox One," said Razer.
"Equipped with our industry-leading gaming technologies, discover a new way to play in your living room."
Razer has promised to share more info during their CES 2019 presentations this coming January.
For those who don't know, CES is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association.
The event is held annually in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and the event typically hosts presentations of new products and technologies.
Next year the 2019 International CES will begin on Tuesday, 8 January and end on Saturday, 12 January.