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Microsoft potentially floats the idea of a DualSense-esque controller for the Xbox Series X|S to its customers

Could DualSense properties be coming to Xbox? (Source: Sony)
Could DualSense properties be coming to Xbox? (Source: Sony)
Those who own current-gen Xbox consoles have reportedly been sent a survey by Microsoft about their experiences with the devices to date. It also contains some pointed questions about how they would like to see it go in the future, hinting at the possible prospect of a new controller with up-to-date features from that for the new PlayStation.

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Do you often wish you could have DualSense-level controls for your new Xbox? Your best chance to tell Microsoft so may be now. The Redmond-based giant has reportedly issued a survey to those with new Series X|S machines that contains some questions that seems in part to fish for just this kind of response.

Most of this new questionnaire apparently contains more or less generic items about life with this latest hardware. However, others stand out as being influenced by recent online comments about either console. They have started to exhibit themes such as not "feeling next-gen enough", which is duly covered in the survey.

One section in particular is devoted to opinions on current Xbox control options, and how they compare to those of the PlayStation 5. It might let Microsoft know just how many gamers on its platform covet those adaptive haptics found in the DualSense controller.

Therefore, there are now slightly better odds that a first-party rival with similar properties might emerge. On the other hand, it may be advised to steer clear of the issues that have recently arisen thanks to the many moving parts required for the DualSense's revolutionary feedback during gameplay.

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Deirdre O'Donnell
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I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-01- 8 (Update: 2021-01- 8)