Xbox One Won’t Support Xbox 360 Controller and Accessories

If you are planning to use your Xbox 360 controller on the Xbox One, then there’s bad news for you.

Microsoft has revealed that Xbox One will use its own controller and won’t be supporting the previous consoles. There’s no backwards compatibility as well in the same.

This isn’t a surprise considering all new consoles use their own peripherals and supporting the older ones will reduce sales for the platform holders.

Here’s Microsoft’s official statement 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.”

So there you go. A new generation indeed.