Is Xbox Actively Banning Third-Party Wireless Controllers?
In the last few days, some Xbox gamers have been taking to social circles the world over to discuss concerns with third-party wireless controllers. Put simply, they’re being banned from using them after a two-week window, which is expected behaviour, according to a support page dredged up from the Xbox Support site.
One of the accessories you’re trying to connect was not manufactured by Microsoft or another licensed Xbox hardware partner.
From that moment on, you’ve got a two-week countdown that kicks in, after which point the device or accessory will be blocked from use with the console. Once that has happened, your error code will change to 0x82d60003, and your accessory will effectively become useless.
On Twitter, Brook Gaming, a manufacturer of gaming products and peripherals, shared a message stating that, as of now, several of its leading products will either be partially or completely impacted by this error.
There are claims that this change was introduced in an update made to the Xbox OS on October 16th.
Going forward, Xbox gamers should only use first-party or officially licensed products from the likes of:
Will this apparent rule change impact your gaming habits?