Is Microsoft planning a new Xbox controller for ‘hardcore’ gamers?


Microsoft could be preparing an entirely new controller to announce at E3 this year, according to rpeorts.


Neowin reports that the purported redesigned controller could be aimed at hardcore gamers. Though quite how it might differentiate itself from the current Xbox One controller is anybody’s guess.

A re-design in the middle of a console lifespan wouldn’t be completely unprecedented though – the PS1 received an analogue (and later dual shock) controller part way through its life, and the original Xbox also received an updated smaller controller, to replace its jumbo monster pad too.

We’ll keep you posted, but frankly we’re not rating this rumour as being massively credible.

James O’Malley
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