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Xbox One controller has 40 different improvements, new video discusses them

Monday, 12th August 2013 17:08 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft has published a new video in which Xbox community mouthpiece Larry Hyrb and Xbox One general manager Zulfi Alam discuss the creation of the console’s brand-new controller.

The controller is confirmed as having haptic feedback, advanced rumble motors, and a more comfortable design.

There is also a USB input on the back of the pad, which gives consumers the option of playing either wired or wireless. When wired, all of the data between console and controller travels through the USB port, instead of over wireless.

Alam confirmed that the pad’s wireless bandwidth is 20x more than the Xbox 360 controller. The latency has now been reduced to milliseconds between pressing a button in wireless mode and having it impact your game on-screen.

The pad also has IR LEDs so that the system knows – thanks to Kinect – who is holding the pad. The Xbox One automatically shifters gamers profiles depending on who is handling it.

What do you make of the Xbox One controller so far? Let us know below.

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  1. Sherif Saed

    “Community mouthpiece”, the best description I could find for him.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. wamp

    nice

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    Cool.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. lookingglass

    Awesome. The controller looks great. It’ll be fun to have both the Xbox One and the PS4 controllers sitting on the table to compare.

    I can’t play with in-line analogue sticks anymore. Having them offset is much more comfortable, more controllable, and more precise. One you play with offset sticks like the XBO controller, you’ll realize how bad in-line sticks are.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. MCTJim

    Looking forward to getting my hands on it :D

    #5 8 months ago
  6. DrDamn

    The motors in the triggers are the standout feature for me. Very nice.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. sebastien rivas

    I must say nice job Microsoft, the controller trully looks next gen.

    And also +1 with the USB connection. That’s what I mean here and there when I overtly say give the choice to gamers!!!

    #7 8 months ago
  8. lexph3re

    The D-Pad is ALOT better on the new stick. But, still needing AA batteries? I don’t like that at all.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. pwnftw

    Alam should do all of the public relations, he has genuine enthusiasm, unlike Nelson

    #9 8 months ago
  10. FeaturePreacher

    It should be possible to have a wireless controller that can be charged without ever needing any new power pack by 2013 if the ps3 could do it in 2006.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. DeVitowned

    Isn’t this old news (new video or not)?

    All they needed to fix is the abomination that is the D-Pad. Everything else would just be gravy.

    #11 8 months ago
  12. Armalyte

    So, Xbox One finally uses USB?
    Does that mean I can finally use my G27 Wheel for Forza?

    #12 8 months ago
  13. _LarZen_

    It look’s just great, the sticks looks like i’m going to get a really good grip and the haptic feedback in the triggers could be a little gamechanger if developers utilize it.

    #13 8 months ago
  14. MCTJim

    @12 always used USB both the 360 and the X1..the X1 is v3.0

    #14 8 months ago
  15. Major Mayhem 70

    Nice looking controller. Can’t wait to try them out.
    @4 I find that the offset sticks work real well with FPS. But I prefer the positioning of Sony’s D pad for fighting games.

    #15 8 months ago
  16. dizzygear

    Nice how they bring the wired/wireless thing sound like something incredible while it should have been that way with the old ones and Dualshock 3′s did already.

    360 play and charge kits are the dumbest shit ever. There is that shitty propitiatory connector instead of normal mini USB. The controller also still uses RF when hooked up with the cable. This of course is simply so you have to buy a special receiver to hook the controllers to your PC.

    Oh and play and charge kits have a habbit of not charging at all at random and the only fix is to short the battery with a paperclip.

    #16 8 months ago
  17. bradk825

    Finally had a moment to watch this all the way through and see the details. It’s pretty neat to see the thought process that went into the changes and the attention to detail. It looks like the transition will take little to no getting used to. I am looking forward to seeing the trigger rumble in action.

    #17 8 months ago
  18. Fin

    Mmmm, that controller is nice.

    #18 8 months ago
  19. BrahManDude

    i like the rumble on the triggers but mostly everyone i know turns off the vibration

    #19 8 months ago