New Xbox controller appears online, is basically a PlayStation 5 DualSense
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The next Xbox controller will have the same features as the PlayStation 5’s DualSense, and is set to release next year.
Xbox and Microsoft are the talk of the town at the moment, as recent leaks have exposed plans for a new Xbox console, plans for the next generation of home consoles, and even a desire to acquire Nintendo through a merger.
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The topic of today’s discussion though is a new controller for current Xbox systems, which is expected to launch next year alongside a new version of the Xbox Series X. Pictures and descriptions of the new controller were leaked online, and judging from its major features, it’s basically a PlayStation 5 DualSense controller with an Xbox shell.
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It really shouldn’t come as a surprise either, given Xbox has asked fans in the past through surveys if they’d be interested in seeing some of Sony’s controller features being brought over to Xbox controllers. The new controller will reportedly feature enhanced wireless capabilities, seamless pairing, haptic feedback, a speaker, an accelerometer, and it’ll even switch on just from you picking it up.
Fans will also be happy to know it’ll feature a built-in rechargeable battery, which is something PlayStation controllers have had since the PlayStation 3, but Xbox has always lacked, relying on AA batteries or rechargeable battery packs.
Other changes include quieter buttons, improved thumbsticks that should last longer, or indefinitely, without drifting, a more environmentally friendly design, and of course, the ability to be wirelessly updated to improve performance.
Despite all the new features, the controller will retain the classic shape and layout that it’s had since the launch of the Xbox One, so it won’t be too unfamiliar to long-time fans.
It’s expected to launch in 2024 alongside the new Xbox Series X variant, but will likely be sold separately for those who already own an Xbox Series X/S.