The head honcho of Xbox has indicated that the Xbox Series X controller could eventually see a refresh inspired by the DualSense on PS5.
While there’s plenty to love about the PS5, the DualSense controller might very well be at the top of that list. We knew we were in love when we first got our hands on the damn thing.
From the different levels of tension that can be placed on the adaptive triggers to the sheer smile you’ll get when you feel rain drops via haptic feedback, it’s one of the biggest evolutions in a controller we’ve ever seen.
It looks as though the bigwigs at Xbox think so too, with the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, indicating that the company might be thinking about cheekily borrowing a thing or two.
The interesting development comes courtesy of the Kinda Funny Gamescast – the latest episode of which Spencer recently appeared.
“We’re definitely thinking about different kinds of devices that can bring more games to more places,” Spencer said on the show. “There’s probably some work we’ll do on [the] controller. I think Sony’s done a nice job with their controller, we kind of look at some of that [and think] ‘Are there things that we should go do?’.”
You can watch Phil Spencer talk about the Xbox controller below:
This might not come as a huge shock to some gamers, after IGN reported on an Xbox survey that asked gamers if they wished DualSense features were in the Series X controller. We can only assume
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Honestly, we’re on board with the update if it does eventually happen. When we reviewed the Xbox Series S at launch we were impressed with the overall reliability of the unit’s controller, but did comment on the distinct lack of change.
Taking a leaf out of the Sony handbook could lead to more engaging gameplay experiences.
A hybrid between the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and the Dualsense… oh boy that’s what dreams are made of, friends.
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