By Staff Reporter, Sep 03, 2013 11:43 AM EDT
(PHOTO CREDIT: Microsoft Xbox) Eight controllers can connect to the Xbox One at once.
Microsoft has revealed that eight wireless Xbox One controllers can be connected to the next-generation console compared to the four Sony's PlayStation 4 device can connect. The figure was confirmed on the Xbox One web site, which also revealed that each controller carries a 30-foot wireless range. Sony's Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed on Twitter with the corresponding number for the PS4.
The PS3 allowed players to connect up to seven controllers at once to the console but the next-generation model console only four. Whereas the Microsoft Xbox 360 only allows for four controllers to be connected at once and now the new console will double that number. This may not be news to most gamers but it is worth noting that just because the console will support this many controllers, doesn't mean the games will.
Videogamer's website also points out that the Xbox One controllers also integrate a new infra-red technology that allow for "seamless profile and controller pairing," which lets the console see which player is holding each controller and reflects it in the game accordingly.
The new controllers also feature redesigned thumbsticks and an all new D-pad provide greater precision. And the entire controller fits more comfortably in your hands. And new Impulse Triggers deliver fingertip vibration feedback, so you can feel every jolt and crash in high definition.
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Microsoft's next-generation Xbox One is to launch in November. No exact release date has not yet been given but speculations point to a late November launch. Sony's PlayStation 4 will launch November 15.
Are you excited for the new Xbox One and their improved controllers?