Eight Xbox One controllers can be connected to the console at once

Eight wireless Xbox One controllers can be connected to the console at once, Microsoft has revealed.

The figure was confirmed on the Xbox One website, which also revealed that each controller carries a 30 foot wireless range.

The number is double that of Xbox 360 which only included support for four simultaneous controllers.

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yewles11658d ago

Gotta one-up 'dat Sony...

MariaHelFutura1658d ago

The PS3 could have 7 devices/controllers connected to it.
It's was useless, no games supports 7 players offline.

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ErryK1658d ago

@jr85prix While Maria comments a lot or in an instant, she at least has the elegance and grace of using proper English...

Rai1658d ago

actually I remember one of the WWE games did. I tried it out with my friends.

creatchee1658d ago


An elegant and/or graceful troll is still a troll.

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T21658d ago

All sports games support 4+ players and all are fun with those extra people , esp nhl

ArmrdChaos1658d ago

It's just the typical MO that many display on this site. They look to knock others down so that they can feel taller. It's really nothing more than ego. Just laugh, shake your head, and move on...nothing to see here, carry on. I would imagine all of you consider your time more valuable than that.

ErryK1658d ago

@creatchee Depends on how you look at it.

360ICE1657d ago (Edited 1657d ago )

Plenty sports games do. And, of course, PixelJunk Racers. Everyone plays PixelJunk Racers. You're useless.

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CrimsonStar1658d ago

Why not???... Even if the feature is unlikely to be used , the more features the better . I know back in the day if super smash brothers had this feature it would have been the bomb .

Deadpoolio1658d ago

It's not really a feature but I guess IF you have to look for positive things about the One80....Sony has had that since 2007 and there are NO games that support 8 players

Studio-YaMi1658d ago

It's not a feature to look up to but who knows? maybe they'll try to implant it into more video games this gen(although I doubt it).

So this is NOT a negative thing really.

GarrusVakarian1658d ago (Edited 1658d ago )

I don't think i ever had use for 4, let lone 8, but can't complain with extra features i guess.

Hicken1658d ago

Yeah, it's not really a negative, but given how unlikely it is to be frequently used, not exactly a big positive.

Bundi1658d ago

4v4 Fifa match. How's that not a big positive?
8-way quiz games?
How about wrestling games? 2v2v2v2?
4way split screen for co-op driving + shooting games with one driver and one shooter per screen? Okay this time Ne is reaching a bit but still. Great positives.

tiffac0081658d ago

^In an age where almost everyone plays multiplayer online. Its not that big as it use to be.

I mean its cool but not a game changing feature, especially since Illumiroom is deemed to be too expensive.

If Illumiroom was available then you can make a strong case for this.

Hicken1658d ago

If this were the PS2/Xbox/GC/DC generation, it'd be awesome news.

But that was generation six.

Gen 7 almost entirely erased the notion of local multiplayer, instead opting for the online multiplayer "everybody has a console" landscape. As a result, precious few games have the ability to have more than four players on a game at a time.

With Gen 8 set to continue that trend- somewhat unfortunately, I might add- this winds up being a nice additional feature, but not much in the way of a major plus.

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