Xbox One will not support old Xbox 360 controllers or other devices, a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed in a statement issued this morning.
The statement was sent to Joystiq in the wee hours, and reads:
“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.”
Of course, there will be players out there who will want to play Xbox One games without Kinect, but if that applies to you then sorry, it seems like you’re stuffed.
The question is: ‘Is that right?’ Dispense your answers below.
Meanwhile, we just published a VG247 webcast, in which Pat, Brenna and myself all discuss last night’s reveal and the things that came out of it. Watch the discussion here.
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