In the latest video from Microsoft, they give us a great idea of what to expect with the new Xbox One controller, and all the improvements it has over the Xbox 360 controller that many of us have come to know and love. When it was revealed at the Xbox One reveal event back in May, a lot of people didn’t like the look of the controller, but will that opinion change now that we can take a closer look at it?
A controller is a very important part of the gaming experience, so what big changes should you look out for? Here’s my favourites:
The new USB input on the back of the pad means that you always have the option between wired and wireless. USB is also a lot more convenient than the old wires of the 360. I’ve got plenty of USB to USB cables about the house, and it will be nice to get more use out of them.
The wireless bandwidth has also been increased by a whopping 2000% over the 360 controller. There’s now barely any time at all between input and the console processing it wirelessly.
There are also some IR LEDs on the controller so that the Kinect attached to your system will know just who is holding the pad, and the Xbox will switch gamer profiles around so that they match the player holding the controller. How cool is that?