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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.

PlayStation 3 allowed players to hook up seven controllers at once, but it isn't yet clear how many connected controllers PS4 will support.

Xbox One controllers integrate a new infra-red technology that allow for "seamless profile and controller pairing", which lets the console see which player is holding each controller and reflect it in-game accordingly.

Xbox One is allegedly due to launch in "late November".

Source: xbox.com

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timidmeow@ timbob

I personally don't see a problem with this, as I remember a decade ago playing Mario Kart with seven of my siblings and cousins by hooking up two gamecubes with a LAN cable. The gameplay was split between two TV screens back then, but you have to pay attention to both if you want to see what someone playing on the other screen is up to. Most people nowadays have TVs that are much bigger than the ones we worked with back then, so I don't see a problem with splitting the screen into 8 so you can play with more people.
To me this all looks very exciting, but I do come from a large family, so I can see right away how we would use this.
Posted 15:40 on 03 September 2013
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Kashinoda

There's a big list of sport and WWE games that incorporate more than 4 controllers, FIFA is great on PS3 with a group of 6 or 7. Then you have the likes of Bomberman on PSN/Live. This isn't for split screen games but I'm glad they've done it, hopefully PS4 can follow suit although being Bluetooth will restrict it to 7 controllers again.
Posted 05:41 on 03 September 2013
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Nxs

Why is this news? The 360 can have four controllers hooked up, but I can only think of one game that can use all of them.

Unless the XB1 is bringing back local/splitscreen play for more than one or two games, who gives a crap? :D
Posted 02:46 on 03 September 2013
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timbob

The screen will be split into eights....thats stupid
Posted 21:25 on 02 September 2013