Many users think that console-licensed restrictions are not just the general limitations on which they have placed the console logo, but the fact that they all go through a certain internal process that ensures not only proper functioning and compliance with the console itself, but also has some useful features that sometimes make a difference.
Designed for Xbox, Microsoft’s supported support standards
Microsoft has introduced a new “Designed for Xbox” label, and promises that each peripheral it owns will be compatible with its next console, the Xbox Series X.
In the official announcement of the company we find the following:
“Any approved Xbox One accessory that connects to your cable via or cable via USB will work on the Xbox Series X. In addition, any type of headset that connects to the 3.5mm port in the Xbox Wireless Controller».
“Some headsets using an S / PDIF virtual cable may require a firmware update to support the game and chat via USB on the Xbox Series X, but compatibility is guaranteed. Soundbars and non-updated headphones will still be able to connect to a portable TV port rather than directly to the console.
“Starting this Christmas holiday, many Xbox controller solutions will include a second socket to install Xbox Series X cable controllers to run Xbox One and new console controllers. Xbox Series X ».
So now you know: any Xbox One licensed cable will run smoothly on the Xbox Series X, and any analog headset connected to the cable control will also work without us doing anything. For digital audio systems that use the S / PDIF port, in some cases we will need to update their signature to make it work, but we can still continue to use it if we connect it directly to the TV instead of the console.
Companies that will make official Xbox accessories
Microsoft has also introduced a list of manufacturers that will make Xbox legal products with the label mentioned above. There are 34 in total, and they have also introduced some of the products they are already working on so that they can be available when the console goes on sale.
It is quite expected that this list of manufacturers will increase over time, and how is it possible that otherwise they will introduce more and more products that are compatible with the console. We, as users, should look at that label “Designed for Xbox” which guarantees full compliance and performance of the console.
However, as we said earlier, in the case of analog headphones (with a 3.5 mm minijack connector) we will not need to be licensed to ensure compliance, as Microsoft itself has guaranteed that it will run smoothly by connecting it to the analog port of the remote.