Microsoft says mouse and keyboard support for xCloud is coming soon


According to the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, mouse and keyboard support is finally coming to xCloud.

In a developer Q&A spotted by Windows Central, Jorg Neumann confirmed the feature is likely to arrive on Microsoft’s cloud streaming platform within the next few months.

Mouse and keyboard support has been a long-requested feature of xCloud, which currently only supports playing with a gamepad or with touch controls on mobile devices.

When asked if new control options are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator after its release on xCloud last week, Neumann said implementing support is up to Xbox itself, and it’s not something they can do as an individual developer. Thankfully, it seems to be on the way.

“The next step for us is the mouse,” he said [and] keyboard. This is platform level support so it has nothing to do with us. The foundation team is working on this and no, I can’t give a date because it’s the foundation team.

“I don’t know their date, but it will come. I would say in the coming months. Not a few weeks. I expect it to be done in June or so but I can’t say. Everyone is. want. I want it. It’s coming.”

Microsoft Flight Simulator was previously only playable on Xbox Series and high-end PCs, but the xCloud release means the game is finally playable on Xbox One, mobile devices, and less powerful PCs. .

In our October 10 review, IGN said “unparalleled realism and a whole planet to explore make Microsoft Flight Simulator a simulation like no other.”

Ryan Dinsdale is a freelancer on IGN who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. Microsoft says mouse and keyboard support for xCloud is coming soon

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