Phil Spencer says full Xbox One keyboard and mouse support is still 'months' away

In an interview conducted at E3 2016, Microsoft's Xbox leader Phil Spencer says that the company is still working to bring full keyboard and mouse support to the Xbox One but it may be months before it is released.

Many Xbox One owners have been waiting for this addition for some time. in a Twitter chat with fans in February 2015, Spencer stated that mouse and keyboard support 'aren't far away'. In February 2016, he again said on Twitter "We will get this done."

In a chat with PCGamesN, Spencer was asked about this once again, and he stated:

I keep talking about it in the press and my platform team keeps shaking their head, because they… Truthfully in our dev kit modes now keyboard works, mouse support is a little bit further away. I say it because I know it's not years away, it's more like months away, but we don't have an exact date yet.

Some Xbox One gamers would like to have keyboard and mouse support in place to play Halo Wars 2, the sci-fi RTS game that's due in February 2017 for both the console and Windows 10.

John Callaham