Update: Xbox One will not support Xbox 360 wireless controllers or accessories, currently do not have specifics on wired devices

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 23, 2013 at 12:01 p.m. PDT
Update: Xbox One will not support Xbox 360 wireless controllers or accessories, currently do not have specifics on wired devices Updated: Another Twitter User, Frank Bivens, asked Xbox Support Twitter specifically about wired devices including the arcade fightsticks. In theory USB 3.0 on the Xbox One is compatible with USB 2.0 on the current wired devices for the Xbox 360.

Frank Bivens: Hi, I was wondering if USB wired 360 devices such as arcade fightsticks will work on X1? USB 3.0 is compatible with USB 2.0.


Xbox Support: We don't have specific info on that at this time, but stay tuned in the months ahead ^JN

Joystiq posted an article with information pertaining to the Xbox One and compatibility with its predecessor. Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox 360 controllers and the Kinect will not be supported on the new console.

A Microsoft spokesman relayed this statement unto Joystiq when prompted on the matter.

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.

A Twitter user went a step further and asked about Xbox 360 accessory compatibility for the Xbox One. Unfortunately, the Twitter account confirmed that accessories will also not be usable on the next console.

Only Xbox One accessories will work with Xbox One, which helps us deliver better headset audio and other benefits.

Considering neither wireless controllers nor accessories from the Xbox 360 will work on the Xbox One, this may mean wired fight sticks and pads will follow suit. This potentially could raise problems for tournament organizers once we see next-gen fighting game releases.

Additionally, fight stick manufactures will have to create sticks solely for the next-gen console and for those competing in games on both 360 and One, this could mean dragging around two controllers at an event.

How do you feel about the Xbox One's lack of support for accessories and controllers from its predecessor? Let us know in the comments below.

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