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With the Windows Universal Platform blending the line between PC and Xbox One, it’s only a matter of time before cross-platform play is commonplace. However, Xbox Head Phil Spencer wants gamers to know that he understands the nuances that come with it.

As reported by GameSpot, Spencer addressed the press at Microsoft’s Build keynote, explaining that Microsoft would never make players compete against gamers with a different control setup.

“I’ll never force somebody in our games who’s playing with a controller or a mouse and keyboard to play against somebody with a different control scheme,” Spencer said. “Mouse and keyboard rotation speed is faster than controller. We know that. You’ll lose.”

With Xbox getting keyboard and mouse support in the future, this decision is important not only for Xbox One players who plan on competing against others on PC, but when playing against other Xbox One users as well.

Do you prefer the control of keyboard and mouse or are you a dual-analog gamer? Let us know in the comments below!

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Phil Spencer says Microsoft will ‘never force’ gamers to compete cross-platform

By Matt Buchholtz | 03/31/2016 07:45 PM PT

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With the Windows Universal Platform blending the line between PC and Xbox One, it’s only a matter of time before cross-platform play is commonplace. However, Xbox Head Phil Spencer wants gamers to know that he understands the nuances that come with it.

As reported by GameSpot, Spencer addressed the press at Microsoft’s Build keynote, explaining that Microsoft would never make players compete against gamers with a different control setup.

“I’ll never force somebody in our games who’s playing with a controller or a mouse and keyboard to play against somebody with a different control scheme,” Spencer said. “Mouse and keyboard rotation speed is faster than controller. We know that. You’ll lose.”

With Xbox getting keyboard and mouse support in the future, this decision is important not only for Xbox One players who plan on competing against others on PC, but when playing against other Xbox One users as well.

Do you prefer the control of keyboard and mouse or are you a dual-analog gamer? Let us know in the comments below!

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About Matt Buchholtz

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Matt learned how to play video games from his grandma, who bravely adventured with him through the “terrifying” halls of Shadowgate. He plays a lot of Dungeons & Dragons on a podcast with comedians. Find him on Twitter @mattisgrounded