Shunal DokeSep 03, 2013 15:56:30 IST
Here's some good news for those of you who prefer local multiplayer. According to the product page of the Xbox One controller, the console will be able to support up to eight wireless controllers at the same time. What game will be able to use all eight of these controllers is yet to be seen. It, however, does bring about some interesting ideas for the console's future.
For the sake of comparison, the current-gen Xbox 360 is able to support up to four controllers simultaneously, while the PlayStation 3 can support up to seven. So far, Sony hasn't revealed how many controllers the PlayStation 4 will be able to support.
Up to 30 feet of wireless connectivity
Some of the other features of the Xbox One controller includes Impulse Triggers, which essentially means that Microsoft stuffed vibration motors in the triggers so that players can feel force feedback when playing games. The D-pad of the controller has also been redesigned, and instead of the clunky and criticised design of the 360's controller, Microsoft has opted for a better one that will potentially feel better when playing fighting games.
The controller will also have a wireless range of up to 30 feet, seamless profile and controller pairing by using Kinect and expansion port for add-ons like the chat headset.
The Xbox One, when it ships, will come out of the box with only one controller. Microsoft has earlier stated that it is working on a way to get the Xbox 360 controllers to work with the Xbox One. The Xbox One is set to hit stores some time this year.
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