Mouse and keyboard support is finally making its way to Microsoft’s cloud gaming service, formerly known as xCloud, though it may be a little later this year before players can test it out. .
Jorg Neumann, head Microsoft Flight Simulator, opens in the developer Q&A regarding mouse and keyboard support for the game, claims that this option is being rolled out. Microsoft’s popular streaming service previously only supported touch controls and gamepads, but Neumann claims that keyboard and mouse support isn’t something developers can opt to include. Instead, he said Microsoft is working to implement the feature in an upcoming update, thereby allowing developers to eventually give players such options in their games.
“The next step for us is the mouse [and] keyboard,” says Neumann. “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. He stopped short of confirming exactly when users can expect to get their hands on the cloud service’s keyboard and mouse support, but he seems confident it will arrive mid-year. .
“I don’t know their date, but it’s coming. I will say it in the coming months. It’s not the week. I expect it to be done in June or so, but I can’t say. Everyone wants it. I want it. It is coming. “I said.
Microsoft Flight Simulator was added to Microsoft’s cloud service earlier this month for Xbox Game Pass members, allowing subscribers to stream games at 1080p/30fps on supported devices. Hopefully mouse and keyboard support won’t fall too far behind.