Microsoft strives to ensure that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One maintains a fair playing field, and the game’s community coordinator has stated that they do have plans to curb the use of third party keyboard and mouse adapters in-game.
We have been gathering in-game information regarding Third Party device usage over the past few months. Although usage of these devices is statistically very low, fair gameplay is core to our experience, and we will be communicating our plan to curb the use of these devices soon.
— Dan "RoboDanjal" (@RoboDanjal) March 18, 2018
PUBG Community Coordinator Dan “RoboDanjal” stated that while statistically use of these devices is very low, they acknowledge that there is a problem. While this tweet came a few weeks ago on March 18, so far no plans have been publicly released yet to counter these adapters.
A couple of months ago, Xbox’s Mike Ybarra reiterated that developers have the tools to detect keyboard and mouse adapters and choose for themselves whether to allow them or not. Microsoft would not enforce a ban on them. Official keyboard and mouse support for the console is also in the works, but it is unclear how it will be implemented in various games.
At PAX East 2018, creator Brendan Greene revealed that the desert Miramar map was coming to Xbox One in May, and even more surprises are in store this month. Cracking down on players using keyboard and mouse adapters could be something that the company squeezes into its Spring roadmap.
Via: Daily Star