As you know, the Xbox Series X game console will offer gamers backward compatibility with all previous generations of consoles. As it turns out, compatibility will not only affect games.
Microsoft introduced the Designed for Xbox program, which means that any certified Xbox One accessory will work with the Xbox Series X.
We are talking about various third-party gamepads, steering wheels, other controllers, headsets, and so on. Microsoft promises that any officially licensed Xbox One accessory that connects to your console wired or wirelessly via USB will work on the Xbox Series X. In addition, any headset that connects through the 3.5mm port of the Xbox Wireless Controller will be supported. Certain gaming headsets using an optical cable may require a firmware update to support game audio and USB chat on Xbox Series X.
The list of manufacturers participating in the program is quite long. It includes Logitech, Hyper, Linksys, 8BitDo and many more.
Recall that in the case of the PlayStation 5, the situation is somewhat more complicated. DualShock 4 controllers and officially licensed PlayStation third party controllers will work with the PS5, but only in games released for the PS4. On the one hand, it may seem that this is bad, but the situation is due to the unique technologies implemented in DualSense, so everything is simple here: new technologies require sacrifices. At the same time, there should be no problems with the other types of accessories.