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GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One will be able to support up to eight wireless controllers at once, double the number supported by the Xbox 360.
Microsoft announced the news on the Xbox One website, saying that users of the console will be able to "connect up to eight wireless controllers at once". The updated webpage also reveals that the controller has a "30 foot wireless range" and comes with "seamless profile and controller pairing", with the Kinect sensor tracking the infrared LEDs in the Xbox One controller.
Discussing the redesigned controller on its website, Microsoft said, "Experience the action like never before with the Xbox One Wireless Controller. New Impulse Triggers deliver fingertip vibration feedback, so you can feel every jolt and crash in high definition.
"Redesigned thumbsticks and an all new D-pad provide greater precision. And the entire controller fits more comfortably in your hands. With over 40 innovations, it's simply the best controller Xbox has ever made."
Xbox One controllers will cost £44.99 each in the UK or £59.99 with a Play and Charge kit, and the console will ship with one controller in the box. Microsoft also recently said that it is working on a way to make Xbox 360 controllers compatible with its Xbox One console, which could save gamers a lot of money, but it's still unclear how this will work.
It's not yet clear how many controllers the Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) will support, although Sony's PS3 supports up to seven gamepads simultaneously.
Check out our Xbox One hands-on review.
Sony has since confirmed that its PS4 console will support four controllers, which means that those who want eight person gameplay will have to opt for the Xbox One. µ
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