As previously hinted, Xbox Cloud Streaming will add mouse and keyboard support to its service. It arrives several years after this addition was brought to Xbox consoles.
This long-anticipated feature was unveiled during a developer talk given by Morgan Brown, a software engineer at Xbox. During the presentation, Brown outlined plans the Xbox Gaming team has to reduce latency, while assisting developers in optimizing their game’s resolution and graphics during streaming. He went on to say that mouse and keyboard support for Xbox Cloud Gaming is coming, urging developers to work on adding it to their games. “It will light up in streaming once we finish adding it” he stated.
Xbox Cloud Gaming supports Xbox games specifically, so you can’t use it to play PC games on your phone or computer. However, this feature does eliminate the need to have a compatible controller, as well as an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, and a high speed internet connection.
No details were given as to when this feature will be arriving to the Xbox Cloud Streaming service, but with the team encourage developers to add the support is a great sign it’s on the way.