The Xbox One gamepad will soon get a keyboard peripheral, Microsoft announced today at its Gamescom 2015 briefing.

Much like its equivalent for the Xbox 360, the Chat Pad is a tiny keyboard that sits between the controller's handgrips.

Its backlit keyboard will make text chat and other text entry easier, and will feature two programmable keys and audio controls.

The Chat Pad releases on November 10 for US$34.99.