Xbox One Will Support Eight Controllers at Once
Posted by Ken Barnes
Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One will support up to EIGHT standard controllers at any one time.
The previous limitation on the Xbox 360 of course, was four. While we're not expecting anyone to go absolutely nuts and throw in 8-way splitscreen multiplayer, we'd expect that one or two more puzzle or strategy-based titles will go the whole hog and support 8 players. There's also scope for the likes of FIFA and Madden et al to pit four against four, or even have eight players on a team.
Given that Kinect has the ability to keep track of who's holding which controller, we're hoping that the whole thing doesn't end up as a complete and utter mess. Still, it's a nice move by Microsoft.