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Microsoft is proud of its Xbox One controller, and rightly so. We're fans of the new input device, and Microsoft put together a video and an infographic to showcase all the work that went into its creation.
You can check out the video below, where Microsoft's controller designer break down all the functions, changes, and minor touches that make the new controller lovely to hold. You can also see the infographic that details the new additions in text form.
Our TakeA few of our editors have already spent quite a bit of time with the new controller, and they always come away with good impressions. I was only able to hold the controller for a few moments at E3 for a technical demo of the device's capabilities, and even in that short amount of time, I liked what I felt. New controllers are always tricky for a new console, but early impressions make it seem like Microsoft and Sony both did a good job.
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This controller is the main reason why I still have a strong interest in Xone. Although the PS4 controller actually looks like it might actually feel right for a change of pace.
I'm currently not planning on buying an Xbox One, but I gotta say this controller looks pretty nice.
I got to try the controller yesterday in a Forza 5 demo. Because it was Forza, I didn't really get to use the ABXY buttons or the D-pad in the game but I really like the rumble in the triggers and the controller still feels very comfortable, in both size and the new texture (which I really like). I also like the new texture of the thumbsticks but I would've liked to see them keep the same size as the 360 sticks (they feel slightly smaller but it's not a significant difference).
Ooo, it's a controller.
"The battery compartment is now within the body of the controller." This still takes AA batteries? Microsoft must be joking.
As a longtime gamer, it's safe to say I can handle any type of controller that comes my way...I do not need this fancy stuff. its just an excuse to take more of my money. bastards.
WHERE IS THE INTEGRATED F*CKING BATTERY PACK
Very cool. I welcome the new improvements.