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Xbox Series X Will Work With All Licensed Xbox One Accessories, Here’s What Works & What Won’t

As Microsoft assured in a recent press release, you can continue to use most of your Xbox One accessories on the Xbox Series X. Only the missing optical audio output on the new Xbox could cause problems.


Shortly after the console was officially announced, Microsoft pointed out that compatibility would play an important role in the Xbox Series X. Among other things, almost all Xbox One titles can be played on the new console at the launch of the new console.

The only exception is games that require the configured Kinect hardware. In a recent announcement, the Redmond company went one step further and pointed out that you can also use most of your Xbox One accessories on the new Microsoft console.

“Any officially licensed Xbox One accessory that connects to your console wired or wirelessly via USB will work on Xbox Series X. Additionally, any headsets that connects via your Xbox Wireless Controller’s 3.5mm port will also be supported,” says Microsoft.

Microsoft also said the following: “Some gaming headsets that utilize an optical cable may require a firmware update to support game and chat audio over USB on Xbox Series X. Soundbars and headsets that do not receive updates may be connected directly to your televisions optical port.”

In conclusion, Microsoft pointed out that 34 companies are currently working on licensed accessories for the new console of the Redmond company. In order to avoid confusion and to make the selection as easy as possible for customers, the licensed accessories are grouped under the “Designed for Xbox” label.

Xbox Series X will be released this November. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not yet given a price or a specific date.