Microsoft is testing keyboard and mouse support on Xbox Cloud Gaming

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Xbox Cloud Gaming allows you to play from virtually anywhere, just from a device with a competent internet connection. This convenience is exciting, but still lacking for those who consider themselves more of a “PC gamer.” The good news is that this is about to change, as Microsoft has begun testing the service to support keyboard and mouse usage in some games.

Xbox Cloud Gaming (Image: Disclosure/Microsoft)

After many requests from most users of the cloud gaming service, it seems that Microsoft is finally close to adding another control alternative.

Participants in the company’s Windows Gaming Insider testing program have noticed that the Xbox app for Windows 10 and 11 has received a recent update. So the Xbox Cloud Gaming interface has changed a bit. However, the main focus was adding keyboard and mouse options for some titles. In addition, it is also possible to filter games that bring this style of play.

The feature needs to be tested and adapted before being released to the public, given that Xbox Cloud Gaming uses physical consoles to stream gameplay. So while it’s new to some insiders, for now it’s only possible to play with a controller or touch screen.

Mouse and keyboard now appear as options (Image: Playback / Windows Central)
The mouse and keyboard are already visible in the application (Image: Playback / Windows Central)

Xbox Cloud Gaming may be getting its own device

Microsoft’s cloud gaming service, which was released in beta format in August 2021, allows gaming without the need for powerful machines. It is true that it still requires a satisfactory Internet speed, in addition to the fact that it is not completely stable, but it already pleases many users.

One of the innovations that may come in the future is a cheaper device that connects to the TV via the device’s HDMI input. The project is codenamed “Keystone” and will be a streaming device for games.

On the other hand, we cannot ignore the fact that until now Brazilians have not officially received Google Stadia or Amazon Luna. Both promise cloud gaming through simpler peripherals.

The question remains as to whether Microsoft provides a warranty when the product is launched here.

along with the information: Windows Central.

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