Microsoft plans to bring mouse and keyboard support to Xbox One x / Xbox one soon.
Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra told Windows Central that the company will give Players and Game studios the choice when it comes to how to use the feature. Developers will have the option whether or not to include the new functionality into their framework of their Games , While players can choose choose to play against other gamers with mouse and keyboards, controllers, or even both.
“We’ll leave it a lot up to developer choice. A lot of people tweet me and say ‘you can’t do this because of fairness,’ and we understand that. We run two platforms; the Xbox platform, and the Windows platform.
“And so, when we bring keyboard and mouse, we’ll coach developers and say look, you’ve got to think about your multiplayer pools, if you have a competitive game, people are probably going to want the choice to say I’ll play with other keyboard and mouse people or I’ll play only with controller people, or that I’ll play with any of those.”
Xbox One X sales could reach one million during holiday season
The Redmond-based company was taking pre-orders for a ‘Project Scorpio edition’ of the console. For the uninitiated, Project Scorpio was the code-name of the Xbox One X. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter told investors that the Xbox One X sales would account for 20% of the Xbox One sales this year. The analyst also believes that Microsoft’s console would outsell the PS4 Pro upon its launch on November 7th.
Neither the PS4 Pro or the One X is intended to replace their respective predecessors. The One X will play the same games Xbox One S. And the PS4 Pro plays the same titles as the other PS4 consoles. But these are more powerful consoles that offer better visuals & textures than their predecessors .
Pachter said Microsoft’s new console would sell around two million units during the first year of launch. When a Twitter user asked him whether the One X would outsell the PS4/PS4 Pro, he responded: “the Pro, yes, the PS4, no.” Responding to another Twitter user, the analyst said the Xbox One X sales would reach one million units worldwide during the holiday season.
Xbox One Update Adds “Light Mode,” Out Now For Testers
ight now, you can toggle between Dark and Light modes via your console’s system settings. Dark mode is what you’ve seen before and features a grey background. Light mode swaps that out for a white background that is much brighter and, now that we’ve tested it, can say it feels more welcoming and just … nice. And if you don’t like it, you can always toggle back to Dark.
The new new Xbox One dashboard layout is out now for testers, and it focuses on “speed, customization , and expression.” It streamlines a number of aspects, letting you more quickly get to what you want. You can also customize what’s displayed on the main Home screen, allowing you to create “content blocks” devoted to specific games or other aspects of Xbox Live.
The update should be widely available soon for everyone, And probably is the last big update of the of the year . Microsoft typically holds back big dashboard revisions during the holidays when mass numbers of users boot up new systems for the first time.