The next generation console from Microsoft, which is known as the Xbox One, has run into its fair share of controversies even before it has hit the market – mostly due to policy changes and what not. Well, here we are with word that the Xbox One controller will boast of a bunch of small improvements compared to the original Xbox 360 controller, but ultimately, as long as the newer controller is more comfortable to hold for long hours on end, easier to use, and boasts of the capability of delivering additional information to the player thanks to the expanded rumble capabilities, I guess gamers would be a satisfied lot. Apparently, the Xbox One controller will work on the PC via a wired connection – but that is set to happen only sometime in 2014. Bummer!
A Microsoft representative shared, “As we’ve stated, the Xbox One controller, although it looks similar in many ways, shares no underlying technology with the current Xbox 360 controller. New wireless protocol, combined with the ability to work in ‘wired’ mode, and the addition of features like Impulse triggers, means that new software has to be written and optimized for the PC. There is also some work that we need to do to make sure that existing PC games that support the Xbox 360 controller, will work with the Xbox One controller,” they continued. “While it seems trivial, it’s actually quite a bit of dedicated work for all that to be seamless for the user. We know people want to use the Xbox One controller on their PC, and we do too – we expect to have the functionality available in 2014.”
Considering how fast time flies these days, waiting for 2014 ain’t such a big deal after all, don’t you think so?