Will Xbox One accessories and headsets work on Xbox Series X?
What we know about Xbox Series X accessory compatibility
Microsoft has confirmed that all previous accessories will carry forward from the Xbox One to the next-gen Xbox Series X. This includes everything from your headsets, USB storage drives, mice and keyboards, webcams, and controllers, as well as the Elite Series 2 controller launched in 2019.
In an interview with Microsoft at a previous event, here's what the firm had to say on backward compatibility for games and accessories.
Does all really mean all?
However, what is perhaps less clear is whether all truly means all. Right now, there are a fair few people still using Kinect with a USB-A adapter, neither of which are still sold by Microsoft. Additionally, we've had a look at back ports on the Xbox Series X, and it doesn't look like it has an IR Blaster, which means accessories like the media remotes will no longer work as well.
Some of this is speculation, but at a best guess, it may be the case that anything that utilizes the IR Blaster or Kinect will be incompatible unless Microsoft releases USB accessories to include that functionality. The Xbox Series X may use HDMI-CEC controls in place of the IR Blaster for TV controls, but it's unclear if that would require new TV remote accessories for it to work. We'll update this article as soon as we have some reliable information.
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Jez Corden is the Managing Editor for 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 caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!
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