Microsoft confirms Xbox 360 wheels aren't compatible with the Xbox One - Team VVV

News Microsoft confirms Xbox 360 wheels aren’t compatible with the Xbox One


James Allen


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Microsoft has confirmed that all of the peripherals that were compatible with the Xbox 360 won't work on that console's imminent successor, the Xbox One.

Revealed in a staged video interview with Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb and the Xbox division's Director of Strategic Alliance (the guy who deals with the third-party partnerships and tech) Branden Powell, the primary cited reason why the likes of the Fanatec CSR aren't compatible with the new Xbox is due to the huge technological advantages the new console has over the Xbox 360.

To perhaps dampen the tears of many a dedicated racing game enthusiast who invested heavily in racing peripherals for, say, the PGR and Forza Motorsport games, a new generation of Xbox One compatible racing wheels are on the horizon, with two examples – the Thrustmaster TX 458 Italia and Mad Catz Force Feedback Racing Wheel – showcased in the video:

A new third-party piece was also briefly discussed: the Polk N1 Sound Bar, a device that not only emulates aims to provide a seemingly similar aural experience to a surround sound system, but also has a dedicated "Forza Mode" that was co-developed by Polk with some of the sound engineers at Turn 10 who worked on Forza Motorsport 5.

Of course, we're interested in hearing what your take on the upcoming Xbox One third party hardware, the old gear for the 360 not working on the new console and whether the upgrades cited in the video are enough to spend big money on high-end equipment, so do let us know in the comments below, on our Facebook page and in our forums.

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