Xbox One mod lets you use PS4 controller

New mod enables cross-platform peripheral support, including Wii controllers and keyboard and mouse; could void your warranty.

The Xbox One is designed for use with its new and improved controller, but that's not the only input you can use with Microsoft's latest console. A new Xbox One mod called "CronusMax" from the Team Xecuter collective enables wide-ranging cross-platform peripheral support.

The mod allows you to use your old Xbox 360 controller, or a DualShock 3 or DualShock 4 with the Xbox One. What's more, Wii Remote and Wii U Pro Controllers are supported, as is keyboard and mouse.

The video below provides a live demonstration of the "CronusMax." In the video, the presenter demonstrates how he is able to use the various unofficial controllers with the Xbox One.

It is possible that modding your Xbox One to support non-Xbox One controllers will void your system warranty. It is similarly plausible that Microsoft could eliminate this functionality through a patch. We've reached out to Microsoft for comment.

Microsoft previously said that support for keyboard and mouse controls on Xbox One is "certainly possible."

Modders have jumped all over the Xbox One. Just days after its release on November 22, users were able to create a DIY headset adapter that allows you to use third-party headsets. Later, modders reported that replacing the Xbox One's 500GB hard drive is not only possible, but doing so will increase speeds overall.

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GregoryRasputin
GregoryRasputin

It really annoys me when so called professional News Writers, get their information wrong :(


1.) CronusMax is the same as CronusXtreme, CronusXtreme has been out for over a year, i reviewed the device, back in September 2012.


2.) CronusMax does not technically belong to Team Xecutor, they batch bought some CronusXtreme devices, hacked it to allow the CronusXtreme's subscription mods, so they basically cracked the dongle to use paid for mods for free, just like how paid software is cracked to let you use it for free.


3.) This is not a mod either, this is a hardware dongle.


I have been using CronusXtreme to use my 360 control pad on my PS3 for over a year, News Writers should do some research, after all you are paid to being us the news in the correct way....

jayjay444
jayjay444

There's ways to do this on the PS3 and 360 aswell, I have a mate who plays the 360 with the PS3 controller and I also know someone who uses 360 controller on the PS3 I don't know how they do it but i bet it's on youtube how to. 

cheetofinger5
cheetofinger5

this is awesome, now when people come over and don't know how to use the xbox1 controller can now just pick up any other controller they are more familiar and comfortable with

grove12345
grove12345

I think XB1 only way to stay ahead of PS4 is just to allow more freedom of customization and apps. Stop trying to prevent people from enjoying their console. There is a limit of course. But seems consoles dont want you to have access to some basic features or abilities. 


Its like iPhone. Its a high quality phone, but youll never see me leaving Android. Android is pretty much "here. do whatever you want". 

elbauto
elbauto

Why not the other way? FUCK

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

I've been wondering how I would play KI with the horrendous D-Pad on the Xbox controller, but this seems like the solution. Th XBox controller, to me, has been much better for third person and first person games, but the DS3 was better for fighting games because of the location of the D-pad. I guess it all comes down to the position of the analogue stick/ D-pad. 

BadMrSnake
BadMrSnake

Seriously?  Why would you want to downgrade your controller??

ben2970
ben2970

lol...... FPS games are going to have HUGE multiplayer balancing issues. kb/m vs controller? 

nate1222
nate1222

Damn. Trying to do it like PCs, eh?


Stuff for PC, like Joy2Key, does stuff like that. It's pretty sick. I still stick with m/k for FPSes and 3rd person games, but use a Logitech F310 (Direct Input and Xinput/360 control) for 2D games and fighting games.


bluefox755
bluefox755

DS4 has really grown on me, I've even swapped out my old 360 controller with DS4 for PC gaming. I had no problem with the DS3, but I definitely like DS4 better.

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

if only u know the advancements in technology, you will realize both console are inferior to there counterpart, the PC

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

The X1 controller is one of the main reasons why I'm getting multi-platform games for it (aside from my friends) and only/mostly exclusives for my PS4.

Scotty Willeford
Scotty Willeford

Now... make a mod that allows games from the 360 to be played on the One

Hamza Koc
Hamza Koc

Ps 4 MERCEDES,Xbox one BMW???

Joel Garcia
Joel Garcia

RPG's for Xbox? LOL!!!!!!!! What good RPG comes from XBOX?

Zemog Rojas
Zemog Rojas

driveclub can never be compared to forza, forza will always be top racing game

tjcook1013
tjcook1013

if want mouse and keyboard support wait for xim 4. Chronusmax will not account for each games different look mechanics and using a mouse and keyboard with the cronus max will be useless. No interest in using PS4 controller on xboxone.

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

A couple of things here:


1. Is there anything that DOESN'T void the damn warranty?


2. Why does this matter? Game controllers are all overpriced pieces of shit anymore, anyways. My PS1 controller has outlived all of my controllers from more recent consoles (it still works perfectly, no messed up buttons or analog sticks).

Nicholas Papa
Nicholas Papa

Xbone is utter garbage for stupid people who didn't consider the alternatives. Hmm....$500 for an inferior console. Makes perfect sense!

Chris Linscott
Chris Linscott

If this will let me use my £250 Halo 4 Triton Warheads on rhe One then I'm getting one tomorrow! Not buying another good headset again!

Tony Dumbassfindergeneral Canavan
Tony Dumbassfindergeneral Canavan

I'm pretty sure I had killzone 1.2 and 3 resistance 1.2 and 3 and all three uncharted gamed in my collection so I dont see what you are saying..knobhead.

Joel Conroy
Joel Conroy

Lol at people basing purchasing decisions on launch titles... how did that work out for you in the last 4 years of owning a 360? did you enjoy your gears/forza/halo annual milkage?

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Why is it everything that improves the Xbone voids its warranty?  It's almost like Microsoft wants you to use inferior hardware and software.


Imagine if installing new drivers or changing your hard drive voided the warranty of your PC's components.

Adv1l
Adv1l

Guys it is NOT a mod. It's a plug and play device that lets you use any controller on current and last gen consoles and vice-versa including PC. Keyboard and mouse support also. It also has the ability to remap any button including analog sticks, and Gyro, and accelorometer for the PS3 and PS4 controller in any way you see fit for your play style for any game made to this very day. It also has a scripting/macro system which you can create your own macros or some cases combos just by the click of 1 button or in a combination. You can also create rappid fire scripts including burst fire for FPS games. Or you could just download the macros that were made by the growing community from the Gtuner App which you can download from their website cronusmax.com. It's been around for awhile now but most of you folks never knew about it until now. Trust me I know because I've been along time user of this AMAZING device. By the way, using this device does not void your warranty. There are no soldering of wires or installing any chips in your controller or your consoles. It it just a standalone plug and play device with a variety of awesome features.  

cheetofinger5
cheetofinger5

@grove12345 knowing microsoft they will probably end up patching it up.  think how  much they are loosing in controller sales.

roganth
roganth

@elbauto Yeah it seems to be the worst of both worlds, PS controller on Xbox

mike468
mike468

@lucienbry


Ebay seems to be the only place right now. I couldn't find it anywhere else.

mike468
mike468

@BadMrSnake


The XBO controller stick sucks for fighting games. 


I ordered myself one of these so I can use my SF X Tekken fightpad for Killer Instinct.

istuffedsunny
istuffedsunny

Ever consider that some people still play local multiplayer and don't want to buy more $60 controllers?

FBohler
FBohler

@BadMrSnake You just read my thoughts. Even though mouse/keyboard sounds good.

FBohler
FBohler

@PSYCHOV3N0M Would be nice if they modded the PS4 to support the Xbox One controller.

grove12345
grove12345

Tales of Vesperia, Infinite Undiscover, Lost Odyssey , Blue Dragon, Fable

hofuldig
hofuldig

I have been playing Xbox 360 since it came out and only owned a PS3 for a few months. the DS3 was pretty MEH but the DS4 IS superior to the xbox 360 controller. Why dont you try it for more than 4 minuts before you spew your bullshit.

FezMonkei
FezMonkei

@Thanatos2k Ok ill imagine that flashing custom firmware or tampering with single parts of pc hardware voids your warranty... oh wait it does. And thats exactly what console mods are.
Frankly, if i was microsoft i wouldnt be giving people that messed around with the innards of the console, potentially doing damage (bricked consoles anyone? ive had my fair share) a new console. Im not talking about this particular mod wich does not involve messing with the console, but you are implicitly referring to the hd mod as well. Say you put a broken hd inside that bricks the console. Why do you think you would be entitled to a new one? Or reflashing the dvd drive and bricking the console like last gen.

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

@Adv1l Thanks for that bit of info there bud.  I didn't think this would void any waranty as I suspected it was just plug and play.  It's a real shame that neither Sony nor Microsoft has tried to do more to promote keyboard and mouse play with developers for those of us that would prefer to use them in fps games.  I would be totally down with it because using a mouse to aim just feels so much easier for me personally than using the right analog stick.  I can use a controller, but I just don't have the muscle control in my thumb to keep from literally overshooting the target, or maybe I should say it's more difficult.  I have to be playing for a while in order for my thumb to adjust to the level of control I need in order to be precise.  With KB/M, I don't have to worry about that.

hystavito
hystavito

@Adv1l Thanks, it does sound amazing and I will check it out.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

@hofuldig

I think DS4 design [and it's predecessors] were horrendous;

1. Most used configuration in majority of games are camera and movement, but both analog were placed at the bottom, and it's not comfortable for the long-session.

2. DS4 uses something like Box, Triangle, O,X and weird/similar colors [Purple, Pink & Red] which is quite confusing [especially if you play QTEs] compare that with streamlined X,Y, A, B and firm/distinctive colors [Yellow, Green, Red, Blue] on Xbox.

3. Touch-pad placed at the middle, but both analog blocking the movement of thumbs to the touch-pad. [and also slight movement to the analog could disturb the gameplay while you using touch-pad]

4. DS4 uses right (O) and bottom (X) as "confirm" and "exit" button, instead left X and right B on Xbox, which I think is not practical.

5. Share button was lousy, and pretty much unnecessary.

6. Home button placed at the bottom between analog. LMAO.^^

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

If I installed a new hard drive it doesn't void the warranty of my motherboard, ram, processer, video card, sound card, power supply, and network card.


With an Xbone it does!

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

@FezMonkei @Thanatos2k The writer of this article is spreading false information about something he knows nothing about.  This is not a mod.  You plug it into the usb port on the Xbone, then into the controller.  No tampering with the One required.  See the post right below yours for more info on this killer device.

Gopstop2222
Gopstop2222

@Ladiesman17 ok you are fanboy of xbox controler we get it the things you told was Lmao

bluefox755
bluefox755

@Ladiesman17 You sound like a fanboy who doesn't know what their talking about. There is nothing confusing about it, it's a matter of preference, I personally didn't have a problem with DS3, but I understand a lot of people did, Sony addressed that, and the reception of DS4 has been universally good all around, many folks even prefer it over Xbox's.

roadkill908
roadkill908

You make yourself sound like you've never seen a PlayStation contoller before. Those "confusing" buttons you speak of, X, Circle, Triangle and Square (not Box lmao) are not confusing at all and have been in use by nearly 500 million users since 1994, long before your precious Xbox controller came out. Ever seen the behemoth of the first original Xbox controller? You probably haven't since you're most likely born in the 2000s. I think the design of the DS4 is quite well and innovative, very comfortable too. Much improved over the Xbox 360 and DS3 controllers. I can't say how it is over the Xbone controller since I've never tried it.