As expected, neither the Xbox 360 controller nor Kinect model will be supported by the Xbox One. Just so you know.
"Only Xbox One accessories will work with Xbox One," reads a recent tweet from Xbox Support, "which helps us deliver better headset audio and other benefits."
A Microsoft representative clarified the situation to Joystiq, who spake thusly: "Xbox One was designed from the ground up with entirely new technology to deliver a new generation of experiences for both games and entertainment. For example, the Wireless Controller will connect to the console using high speed data transfer to enable higher fidelity headset audio and future controller add-on experiences that are not possible with Xbox 360 wireless technology.
"Additionally, the all-new Kinect sensor's ability to locate the wireless controller is dependent on new technology. In order for Xbox One to deliver robust, meaningful gaming scenarios for all users across all experiences, only Xbox One controllers and accessories will work with the new console."
We're not entirely sure what "future controller add-on experiences" means (a Rumble Pack?), but we're not surprised or even particularly worried about this news. That said, it would be nice to plug in some of our USB peripherals such as racing wheels and pedals.
Yesterday we learned that the Xbox One controller features several improvements, including force feedback triggers, while Kinect is now a core part of the user experience.