KEY POINTS

  • Xbox reminds gamers of one of the outstanding features of the Xbox Series X 
  • The reminder comes after Sony confirmed that the DualShock 4 controller would not work on PS5 games
  • The Xbox Series X and PS5 are slated to arrive in the holiday of 2020

Microsoft recently reminded gamers that the next-generation Xbox Series X would be backwards compatible with all Xbox One controllers. The company's statement surfaced following Sony's confirmation that the DualShock 4 controllers would only work on PlayStation 4 titles on the PS5. 

Xbox Reminds Gamers Of Xbox Series X's Feature

The official Twitter account of Xbox UK reminded gamers of one outstanding feature of the Xbox Series X. The tweet says that Xbox Series S is backwards compatible with all Xbox One controllers across all games. The tweet emphasized the word "ALL."

It also listed the controllers that would work with the Xbox Series X. it includes the official Xbox Controllers, Xbox Adaptive controller, Xbox Elite Wireless controllers and SCUF Controllers. This is a part of the cross-generation strategy of the company for its next-generation gaming console. The reminder's timing is excellent as it seemingly digs at the PS5.

PlayStation & Xbox Pictured at Logos for Xbox and PlayStation. Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

It can be recalled that Sony earlier confirmed on its official blogpost that the DualShock 4 controller could not be used on any PS5 titles. According to Sony it wants to "take advantage of the new capabilities and features we're bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller." However, the blog post clarified that the Dualshock 4 could still work on PS4 games on PS5 through the next-gen console's backwards compatibility feature.

Xbox, Sony August Event

Fans are now looking forward to a possible Xbox Series X event happening this month. In a recent interview with Xbox Boss Phil Spencer, he said that unanswered questions about the Xbox Series X would be answered in August, seemingly hinting at an event. Venture Beat's Jeff Grubb previously said that the Xbox event in August could happen after Sony's event.

Sony officially announced earlier that the next PS5 State of Play episode would be on August 6. In an official blog post, Sony said that the event would focus on the games arriving on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. It further stated that there would be no announcements related to PlayStation Studios, hardware, pre-order or release date happening at the said event.