All Xbox Insiders can now test mouse and keyboard support on the Xbox One
After some testing with Xbox Insiders on the Preview Alpha, Beta and Delta rings, the Xbox One 1811 update made its way to the Preview Omega ring yesterday. As a result, all Xbox Insiders now have access to the next Xbox One system update, which according to Microsoft will start rolling out to all Xbox One owners on Wednesday, November 14.
The big new feature coming with the Xbox One 1811 update is mouse and keyboard support for select games. Only eight games will support the new inputs this month, including Fortnite, Warhammer: Vermintinde II and Deep Rock Galactic. Soon, the Xbox team plan to bring this number to 15 games, with the open world survival game DayZ highlighting the selection.
Microsoft says that most keyboards and mice should work out of the box with the Xbox One, but the company has teamed up with Razer to ship a Designed for Xbox mouse and keyboard next year. The dedicated hardware will feature a dedicated Xbox key and support for the new Xbox Dynamic Lighting feature, and Razer plans to officially unveil it at CES 2019 in January.
In addition to mouse and keyboard support, the new Xbox One system update also introduces revamped Family Settings for child accounts, as well as an enhanced search functionality. The 1811 update will apparently be the last major update for the Xbox One this year, but the Xbox team has already started testing the next system update (19H1) with Xbox Insiders on the Preview Alpha Skip Ahead ring.Further reading: mouse and keyboard, Xbox Insider, Xbox One