Xbox Series X Controller Improvements

March 16, 2020 at 6:36pm
By Jason Stettner

One vital element of how gamers interact with a console is the gamepad. Some improvements have been made with the Xbox Series X controller. It is worth noting that this will support batteries like with past Xbox consoles, while also having USB Type-C support.

The most noticeable tweak is that this has been touched up for a wide range of hand sizes. It’s been noted especially in regards to accommodating hands down to the age of an eight year old. This allows them to reach the widest possible range of gamers, including those with larger hands.
Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card
They’ve rounded the bumpers more, slightly reducing while rounding out parts around the triggers. The triggers and bumpers now also have a tactile dot pattern on them. The D-pad will be far more accurate, with a deeper level of precision. The controller uses BTLE (Bluetooth low energy) and it works with Xbox, PC, IOS or Android devices.

They’ve also developed DLI (Dynamic Latency Input) to shave milliseconds off of the response time. There’s also a brand new share button right in the middle to take photos or record videos without the need for navigating a menu. Read an article on the upcoming console below, or check out the general hub for it to get additional information.

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner