Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

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Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby SarahB » 03 Sep 2013, 10:44

So does this mean 8 person split screen? I can't imagine that being a very fullfilling gaming experience :?
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Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby Maximus T » 03 Sep 2013, 10:48

Struggling to think of games on which 8 players would work, unless you had a super massive telly.
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Re: Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby Ashkaari » 03 Sep 2013, 11:08

I think I own like three games that have local co-op. Until I gain more friends, they release more games with co-op and my IQ is lowered I can't see myself having eight controllers.
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Postby captainhetty » 03 Sep 2013, 11:17

I don't really foresee a situation where I'd need 8 controllers at once, to be perfectly honest xD
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Postby SilentDark » 03 Sep 2013, 12:08

Given that the focus of next gen seems to be MMOs, especially on the One, what exactly is the point of this?
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Re: Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby TheRealStyli » 03 Sep 2013, 12:56

FIFA could probably make use of the eight controllers at once. As for having six accounts signed in, that's probably useful for parties. The Kinect is supposed to be able to recognise a player holding a controller and switch profiles so it'll probably keep 6 signed in for easy switching.
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Re: Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby Jobe wan kenobi » 03 Sep 2013, 14:54

The only games I can think of that would be ok for this feature are sports games, like Fifa for example.
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Re: Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby evilcanofsoda » 03 Sep 2013, 17:44

If you divide the number of pixels of a 4K tv by 8. You would get 1036800 wich is a little more than what 720p T.V's have.
So each single player would get a 720p (a little more, a 768p aprox) resolution on a 8 players split-screen game. :shock:
I hope they use this feature at least in one game. That would be totally awesome even if the game is crap. :mrgreen:

Yet I still need to justify my obsession with collecting controllers. :oops:

15 PS3 controllers (I have one of every single color, except the pink one :( )
20 Xbox 360 controllers (Most of them are Special edition) and I have only used 2 of them, the one that comes with the console and a wired one on my PC. :?

I spend more money on controllers than on games. :|
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Re: Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby Ashkaari » 03 Sep 2013, 17:50

Maybe one day there'll be a gaming rehab center an' you'll have a ward named after you. Is that optimism?
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Re: Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby Maximus T » 03 Sep 2013, 17:52

evilcanofsoda wrote:If you divide the number of pixels of a 4K tv by 8. You would get 1036800 wich is a little more than what 720p T.V's have.
So each single player would get a 720p (a little more, a 768p aprox) resolution on a 8 players split-screen game. :shock:
I hope they use this feature at least in one game. That would be totally awesome even if the game is crap. :mrgreen:

Yet I still need to justify my obsession with collecting controllers. :oops:

15 PS3 controllers (I have one of every single color, except the pink one :( )
20 Xbox 360 controllers (Most of them are Special edition) and I have only used 2 of them, the one that comes with the console and a wired one on my PC. :?

I spend more money on controllers than on games. :|
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Re: Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby evilcanofsoda » 03 Sep 2013, 18:11

Ashkaari wrote:Maybe one day there'll be a gaming rehab center an' you'll have a ward named after you. Is that optimism?


Yea, it makes me feel a little better.
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Postby evilcanofsoda » 03 Sep 2013, 18:14

Maximus T wrote: shock: Soon enough they will be vintage and you will make a mint if you sell the collection! :lol:


No. I don't want to sell them, when I die I want to be buried alongside all of my controllers. :lol:
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Re: Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby CR33D » 03 Sep 2013, 18:26

i think is for stuff like games where you have to take turns, Fighting games, Racing, and so on.

Maybe even a over-head game having 8 people on 1 console. Not split screen games.
I do want to see more local multiplayer games this Gen befoe they say. "We've push the X1 to the max, It would be impossable to add any Local Co-op"
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Re: Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby games1master_uk » 04 Sep 2013, 07:09

8 player games.

Sport games. Fifa. Rugby. Golf ect.
Classic boomber man
Wwe... can we class that a sports game?
New micro machines game
Quiz and board games like monopoly.
A 8 player racing game where 1 person drives and the other uses a gun on top the car
Beat-em-ups. New streets of rage or something
Hack.and slash games
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Re: Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

Postby ChaoticP » 04 Sep 2013, 07:24

I think sports, party games, and maybe some Smash Bros style fighting games(Xbox Battle Royale?) could work with 8 players, I don't see much else outside of that working though at least not well.
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