has announced that the Xbox One
will support up to eight connected controllers at once. That’s double the amount that the Xbox 360 allowed and falls in line with what the PlayStation 3 offered. Sony is yet to confirm how many controllers can connect to the PlayStation 4.
According to the updated Xbox One controller page
, via VideoGamer
, the controllers have a 30ft wireless range, just in case you have the longest living room ever known, and Infrared LEDs in the controller can be sensed by the Kinect sensor. Microsoft declares that as a result of over 40 innovations, it’s “simply the best controller Xbox has ever made.”
Elsewhere, in a user Q&A on IGN
, Chief Xbox One Platform Architect, Marc Whitten, stated that users won’t be able to pre-load digital games before they’re released when the Xbox One launches, but that it is something that is planned at a later date. He also revealed that a user profile can be signed into one Xbox 360 and one Xbox One at the same time.
He was also questioned with regards to the reputation system and said that reputation scores will not carry over from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. He added, “The majority of members will start fresh at the ‘Good’ player level. We will be working with the Xbox Live enforcement team that has identified a small subset of members that have recently had enforcement actions taken against them and set those members reputation to an initial ‘Needs Works’ level. This will give those members a chance to prove they can participate on Live fairly, and are not automatically placed in the “Avoid Me” classification where things like SmartMatch filtering will affect them.
So, we’re learning more about the Xbox One with each passing day. Now we just need a release date.