Xbox One will get keyboard and mouse support in the coming weeks

The feature will be available first to Xbox Insiders.

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Microsoft has announced a new way to play your favorite games on Xbox One if you don’t like using the classic controller layout. That’s right folks, you’ll soon be able to play using a keyboard and mouse on Xbox One.

The new control method will be an optional setup that developers can add to their games if and how they choose. Xbox says that mouse and keyboard support won’t be a default option for every game and will be available on a title-by-title basis.

Only Xbox Insiders will be able to try out the keyboard and mouse layout at first in the coming weeks. Xbox has not released a time-frame for when the option will go live, however. 

If you’d like to test out this experience on Xbox One, you can join the Xbox Insider program at any time.

Microsoft has also announced a partnership with peripheral manufacturer Razer to bring Xbox licensed mouse and keyboards to the system in the future. A teaser for one of the items has been shown off on Razer’s Twitter account.

More details on the feature will be revealed on Nov. 10. Titles that will support keyboard and mouse will be revealed during this time alongside more details on the Razer partnership. The new line of gear could potentially be shown off at the same time.