Microsoft Xbox Series X: The best controller gets better
Microsoft was not content with just confirming the specifications for the Xbox Series X today. The company has also taken the wraps off the console's controller, which subtly builds on the Xbox One controller. One of the biggest changes is the new D-Pad and the additional share button. The latter can take screenshots and record video clips at any time. Microsoft has added a "tacticle dot pattern" to the triggers and bumpers too, which the company promises will give the controller a grippier feel.
You may not notice many of the other improvements at first glance, though. Microsoft has given the Xbox Series X controller a more sculpted overall design to make it easier for people with smaller hands to hold, for example. Another welcome change is the move to USB Type-C.
Better still, the controller supports Bluetooth LE for easy pairing. It also will work with Android, iOS, PC and the Xbox One. Microsoft has included something called Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) too that should, as its name implies, allow the Xbox Series X controller to offer lower latency than its predecessor.
Overall, the Xbox Series X controller appears to be a worthwhile upgrade from the existing Xbox Wireless Controller. While Microsoft is yet to confirm the price of its new controller, we expect it launch alongside the Xbox Series X later this year.