Allow Users to Set Multiple Keyboards & Mice as Inputs on Windows
Currently multiple keyboards & mice cannot be used at the same time. A utility where you could assign multiple keyboards & mice as separate controllers would be very useful and give more reason for developers to create split screen games for PC
This would make couch coop so much easier!
Greg Trone commented
Being able to use multiple xbox controllers or mouse and keyboard setups on one PC for xbox store and other PC marketplace games would be beneficial for people who have their PC plugged into a tv or have a rig strong enough to do multi-monitor setups. I'd love to play gears of war 4 or Boarderlands in couch co-op.
Streamers and power users with multiple monitor setups would also benifit since certain programs can be a pain to move the mouse between monitors
Owen Sobel commented
Basically it would allow 2 or more keyboard and mouse/controller inputs, and 2 or more monitor outputs.
So more then one person could play games on the same computer at the same time!
Also hopefully windows would allow more efficient use of resources, IE
if there are 2 GPUs installed they both would be used.
Owen Sobel commented
This is just what I wanted. It would be nice to see the ability to use more then one monitor as well.
Victor Custodio commented
This is a must!! We are tired of being forced to play online, we should be capable of playing in split screen !!! With controlers or keyboards/mices at our own discretion.
These separate keyboards should also be allowed to be set to different mappings : individual keyboard layouts, individual controller configs and so on.
This would actually be quite simple to set up too! If you look in Device Manager, you can already see it shows each device. So, if there's a program that can set each to a different ID or player, we're good!
I remember this being a thing in the early 2000s, I think. The focus was on sharing PCs in office environments but the whole thing died in its infancy when office computers became more affordable. It would be an interesting addition, though, if only to be able to use a gaming mouse and a netflix mouse for parallel entertainment. ;)
I don't know how much people will want this, i don't know even idea is possible think but it will be nice playing 2 game on same time i can hear people will say use Alt+Tab option or play games on Windowed mode but real split screen can help to much if you wanna play 2 games on same time, other think is when thinks comes co-op split screen games i know there is not to much alternatives for co-op splipt screen games but instead of Keyboard + Gamepad it will be nice to play co-op games Keyboard + Keyboard if it's possible to add Secondary Keyboard and mouse support for thoose games that can even bring back co-op fun and maybe it will convince game producers make more split screen co-op games for today
We should be able to plug multiple controllers and sign-in with different accounts on each one like it's possible on Xbox. This should enable us to play games in split screen mode (like Minecraft).