Hot on the heels of the Xbox 360 Spring Dashboard Update leaking from GameSpot, they posted and removed images of an Xbox 360 controller with a full qwerty keyboard placed between the handles.

This is no doubt coming in anticipation of Live Messenger support, but it may also encourage development of my social elements in games, like MMOs.


Bigger question now: Is this a seperate controller or an available attachment? Its definitely not full size keys, unlike a similar controller for GameCube.

UPDATE! The keyboard is now official. It will be bundled with its own headset since it will plug in the headset jack, and the keys will be backlit. No word of price or release date, though its expected in the summer.