Xbox One - An insider's look at the Xbox One controller.

Xbox's Major Nelson discusses the Xbox One controller with general manager Zulfi Alam.

Discussion

454 comments
rannoni
rannoni

wait so u still cant recharge it with the usb...? what is this 1995?

QuadThumbs
QuadThumbs

Looks great! This is one of the main reason I prefer my Xbox over my PS3, the controller is so much better and of course the UI, Dashboard on Xbox is much better than PS3.  Hopefully there will be a third-party Xbox controller for the PS4 in the months after release!  The use of the Micro USB is amazing.  I will no longer need two separate controllers, a wireless for my Xbox and a wired for PC... WIN!!!! 

Matastig Nat
Matastig Nat

Still gonna suck, and maybe even more than before.

thegedden
thegedden

wow the only thing I care about is the more accurate anolog and dpad... EVEYTHING ELSE WAS KINDA POINTLESS...

Todd Liston
Todd Liston

better than dropping the PS3 controller a couple times, and L and R button groupings pop out because of how fragile it really is.

Michael Pecora
Michael Pecora

The only thing that is stopping me from buying the Xbox One is how they marketed it, made me go to Sony straight away for consoles cause they know what gamer's want unlike Microsoft

Pein Rikodo
Pein Rikodo

It's Nothing When It's Compared By Playstion 4 Manette

Alfie Pridmore
Alfie Pridmore

PC gaming is the way to go. We sit on our high horses and watch you console peasants fight it out

Tim Doggamania
Tim Doggamania

alex cant use that pathetic argument anymore, stay up on the news.

Jordan Davies
Jordan Davies

Plus a console that can read your heartbeat,imagine incorporating that in to a first person shooter! or horror game, people really don't look at the potential Kinect has, they overlook it and think back to Sony's first version, the eyetoy...which was good for a bout half an hour

Jordan Davies
Jordan Davies

Still buying one, everyone keeps fanboying over the PS4, I don't care about if your console has the tiniest bit more processing power, I prefer the Xbox, the nobs like you are causing Sony to have a monopoly on the market, you do realise if this happens you will have to say goodbye to preowned games and decent developments, Sony will get lazy, as would Microsoft if they were in the same position, but encouraging people to not buy the Xbox isn't really solving anything

AshTrai
AshTrai

I cannot think of anything more pointless than rumble trigger buttons on a controller.  Oh wait, yes i can: rumble in general in control pads. I turned that shit off my xbox360 on day1. 

In no way does it simulate anything. In no way can u get a feel of anything from it. It just whirs like a spastic in a wheelchair trying to break free by gyrating vigorously.  

Why not just strap a mobile phone to your hand and have it vibrate randomly. 

FrankFoxYaeger
FrankFoxYaeger

The greatest looking controller of all time. Amen.

Ankur Arora
Ankur Arora

Its not the case anymore apparently. The console will work without Kinect now according to latest U-turn from Microsoft. XBone looking quite attractive now with instant switching and smart matches

OrphanSlapper
OrphanSlapper

It's 2013 and the controller is still using batteries!? WTF?

jvsexy
jvsexy

D-Pad still doesnt feel right.

I'd still prefer the PS controller. 

tightwad34
tightwad34

It's a fucking controller. You can't play your games without it. What else is there to know?

DJQuickFix
DJQuickFix

Some pretty interesting stuff in this video. I also like the presentation of the video... facts and not all marketing talk. They should of done the same thing for all the features of the new system... maybe then they wouldn't have to back track on all the new features they wanted to do as people would understand them better.

Dasim64
Dasim64

I still wish one or both of them would learn to put buttons underneath the way the Scuf controllers have them. The fingers under the controller have nothing to do and the finger tips are free to press buttons if they would design them properly. It would help in many games where taking the thumb off the stick to press the buttons causes the player to lose control during that time. I would love to see this change at some point. For now I'm just going to wait for the Scuf version of the new controllers.

hey_its_drew
hey_its_drew

I really wanted to know how the analogs feel as buttons. It can feel somewhat disruptive to my flow sometimes to press them, but I think they are sensible reflexively.

klasco
klasco

might pick it up for the PC

Jeffrey Forder Jr.
Jeffrey Forder Jr.

@Mathew Witte And Xbox Fanboys aren't? Please. I beg to differ. You Xbox fanboys are not any different.

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

good controller. a back touchpad on that cap could've been great.

DS4 needs those trigger rumble(+that back touchpad even more).

Mathew Witte
Mathew Witte

Sony fanboys are the Special Education students of gaming...

Brian Lee
Brian Lee

A standard controller with nothing special what-so-ever. This is last gen, not next gen.

Shielder7
Shielder7

It looks exactly the ^%$#ing same and the one thing I would of liked i.e. No batteries the left out.


Seriously can I have this guys job I can put out the same thing and badly lie to everyone that it's different.

Jacob Swoger
Jacob Swoger

Daniel Durst, please shut up and quit talking down to everyone. Can you handle that? There's no need to be condescending. By the way, "condescending" means that you think that you're higher up than someone and talk down to them. Do you understand that? Good. Thanks, pumpkin.

Jacob Swoger
Jacob Swoger

And not one of them involves a built-in rechargeable battery...

Gilly Cash
Gilly Cash

It doesn't need regular batteries anymore! PS3 style!

hystavito
hystavito

Transparent aluminum!  We now have the technology to transport humpback whales in a small space :).

SciFiCat
SciFiCat

I do most of my gaming on PC now but a 360 controller sits by it all the time.  It is an absolute relief to count on a controller that de facto is the industry standard and is immediately recognized by the game the moment I plug it in.  I could not care less for the Xbone but that controller is going to be a day one purchase for me. 

CptJohnnyRico
CptJohnnyRico

as a playstation 4 fan, this is a pretty damn nice controller

QuadThumbs
QuadThumbs

@OrphanSlapper there will be rechargeable battery pack for it, it will charge using a micro USB.  Which is better than being intergraded/ non-replaceable like the PS3 controller.

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

@jvsexy I doubt you've actually played with this controller, so I'm not sure how you would know how it feels but let me drop a bit of knowledge on you. The Nintendo Pattent on the Plus shaped D-Pad ran out, which is the exact D-Pad this controller is using, meaning this thing will actually work this time around.

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

@Dasim64  I think the amount of people that would benefit is pretty small and would confuse and overwhelm a lot of people. And I really don't a button for every single one of my fingers. My thumbs do just fine.

Maverick6585
Maverick6585

@klasco Same here. There's not as much precision in it as a mouse and keyboard, but you can't kick back on your couch with a mouse and keyboard.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@klasco They should do something about the shutting down issue on PC. The only way to shut the controller down is to either not use it for a while and it depletes a bit of battery each time or to detach the battery slot and hope it will not break after a while.

AshTrai
AshTrai

@Shielder7 Since u have no concept of powering an electric device whatsoever, I suggest we do not give u that job. 

OrphanSlapper
OrphanSlapper

@AshTrai @OrphanSlapper what i was meant to say was "it still runs on AA batteries!?" as opposed to a rechargeable controller like the ps3 and 4. 


klasco
klasco

@Maverick6585 @klasco yup and its pretty well supported too, i use it mainly for racing games and sometimes third person action games.

klasco
klasco

@xsonicchaos @klasco agreed, though for me its not much of an issue since i don't ever use the battery and have it running straight from the plug&play charger all the time. I just simply pull it out of my usb port to turn it off *shrug*

AshTrai
AshTrai

@OrphanSlapper Rechargeable AA's exist u know.. even L-ion ones.