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Xbox One Will Not Support Xbox 360 Controllers

Posted by Ken Barnes

Or anything else, for that matter.

It's hardly show-stopping stuff, but Microsoft has confirmed that although the new Xbox One controller looks very similar to those that you'd use with your Xbox 360, you won't be able to use Xbox 360 wireless peripherals with the new device.

An official Microsoft statement says:-

Xbox One was designed from the ground up with entirely new technology to deliver a new generation of experiences for both games and entertainment For example, the Wireless Controller will connect to the console using high speed data transfer to enable higher fidelity headset audio and future controller add-on experiences that are not possible with Xbox 360 wireless technology. Additionally, the all-new Kinect sensor's ability to locate the wireless controller is dependent on new technology. In order for Xbox One to deliver robust, meaningful gaming scenarios for all users across all experiences, only Xbox One controllers and accessories will work with the new console.

They don't mention wired controllers in there, so maybe that old third-party racing wheel will work with Forza Motorsport 5. We wouldn't bet our house on it, though.

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Trikeboy said:

The nail in that coffin keeps getting hammered down isn't it? Microsoft may have gambled on a lame dog this time.

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