Microsoft is starting to block “unauthorized” accessories from Xbox. Now, if you connect them to the console, a corresponding announcement appears: “the connected accessory is not authorized.”

Also, for third-party devices, an error appears along with a warning that further use of the accessory may be blocked after two weeks.

“We advise you to contact the store or manufacturer from whom you purchased the accessory for assistance in returning it,” the program writes.

Such bans apply specifically to those accessories that have not been officially authorized by Microsoft. XIM, Cronus Zen, and ReaSnow S1 devices can also be blocked.

The media call such blocks “unauthorized”, and Microsoft itself has not yet commented on this.

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