Gears of War 5 console KB&M support is just the beginning

All of Microsoft's major first-party Xbox games should support mouse and keyboard integration, including Halo 6.

Published Jan 9, 2019 3:32 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST
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Razer has inadvertently confirmed Gears of War 5 will support mouse and keyboard on Xbox One...but this is to be expected.

Gears of War 5 console KB&M support is just the beginning |

Razer is one of the growing peripheral-makers that are bringing their mice and keyboards to the Xbox One, and a new updated list of supported games shows some titles that aren't even out yet. Gears of War 5 is listed (with Chroma support no less), but this isn't a surprise, and in fact we should see all of Microsoft's major first-party games get KB&M support.

With KB&M support, Microsoft continues blurring the lines between consoles and PC, which was the plan all along. This is an important piece of the cross-platform ecosystem Microsoft has created, and since every new first-party Microsoft game is coming to PC as well, we should see these games also get KB&M support on Xbox.

Gamers will effectively be able to switch between the platforms at will with Play Anywhere and the Xbox Game Pass service--but more importantly they'll be able to trade out their peripherals too. This kind of interoperability has always been the core focus of the Xbox-and-Windows merger.

So future games like Halo 6 (aka Halo: Infinite) should also get mouse and keyboard integration on Xbox One, and Microsoft's next-generation Xbox Scarlett family of systems should further this support in new ways.


Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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