Will the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 work on the Xbox Series X?

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Will the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 work on the Xbox Series X?

Best answer: Yes, Microsoft has confirmed that all accessories compatible with the Xbox One consoles will be compatible with the next-gen Xbox Series X.Best controller: Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 ($180 at Microsoft Store)Xbox Wireless on PC: Xbox Wireless Adapter ($25 at Microsoft)

Compatibility galore

Microsoft has confirmed multiple times that all Xbox One accessories will be compatible with Microsoft's next console, the Xbox Series X (formerly known as Project Scarlett). Not only will accessories be compatible, but all of your games and apps, too, owing to a similar OS architecture. When we spoke to Microsoft at a previous event, here's what Partner Director of Program Management at Xbox, Jason Ronald, had to say on the topic.

Like we said on stage, we're going to bring four generations of content to Scarlett, including all the games on the Xbox One, we have the 360 and the original Xbox games, and not only do we want those to run, we want them to run and play better than you've ever seen them on Scarlett. All your accessories are compatible with moving forward as well. If you go and buy an Elite Wireless Controller or Series Two Controller that will be forward compatible with the Scarlett.

Beyond compatibility with Xbox One and next-gen Xbox Series X, the Xbox Elite Controller S2 is also compatible with Android and iOS devices, as well as Windows PCs via both USB and Bluetooth. You can also connect it wirelessly to a Windows PC using an inexpensive USB dongle, if you don't fancy relying on Bluetooth wirelessness.

The Xbox Series X is looking to be ready by the holiday season in 2020, but pricing hasn't been revealed yet. We'll be sure to keep you updated when we find out.

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Jez Corden is a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by tea. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his XB2 Podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!