With a new console comes the expected new or adjusted controller. This is still the case with Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Series X. The console itself is seeing major changes, especially when comparing it to the Xbox One. The controller, while looking similar to the current controller generation, will be entirely different.
Microsoft stated they want to make every player happy, while still delivering the best performance a controller can offer:
Ryan Whitaker, Senior Designer at Xbox, gave details regarding the adjustments that were made to the upcoming Xbox controller. One of the bigger changes is adjusting the size of the controller, to better accommodate smaller hands:
The D‑pad has also been changed, so there are still cardinal directions (up, down, left, right) as well as a facetted dish to hit diagonal actions during play. There’s also a slightly deeper middle dish, where your thumb sits, with “finely tuned” angles that give a “good amount of leverage with minimal movement.”
Because gamers play on so many different devices, Microsoft wanted to make this easier when pairing to these devices. The controller will be cross-compatible, so it will work between the Xbox Series X and Xbox One consoles. It can also be used on PC, Android and iOS. Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) has been implemented so paring with these devices is much easier.
The new controller also remembers multiple devices, so you can freely switch between them. It also boasts a USB‑C port, a modern cable that more readily available.
Latency has also been improved with Dynamic Latency Input (DLI), a system-wide improvement within the console that sends information more frequently between the controller and the and the exact frames of your screen. A share button has also been added, making it way easier to capture and share gaming moments.
The Xbox Series X is planning to release this holiday season and will obviously include the new controller. Microsoft just released more details about the Xbox Series X today, including the sought after information about storage space.
Source: Xbox Wire