New Xbox One Controller Features Detailed (IGN.com)

More details regarding the Xbox One’s new controller have arrived, courtesy of Major Nelson. In his blog post, Nelson highlights a number of new features that you can expect to see during E3 and when the console launches later this year.

The controller will utilize both invisible reflective technology and LEDs to communicate with the console and Kinect, which will make syncing the devices a simple task. The technology can also be used so that Kinect can pair the controller with the person holding it, so that if a couple of friends were enjoying a multi-player game, the console can configure the split-screen positions based on where each is sitting.

The new controller will also feature a low power state to help conserve battery life when it is not in use, so you can rest assured knowing that it won’t be needlessly draining energy while watching a movie or when away from the console.

Audio delivery through the headset will be a higher quality than what Xbox 360 users have become accustomed to, thanks to an improved data transfer rate between the controller and console. The team claims that communication can even be clearer than when speaking on a telephone.

Check out our Xbox One Controller Hands-On.

The Xbox One controller also features a number of additional improvements, including haptic feedback-enabled triggers, re-designed thumbsticks, a (much needed) new d-pad, and a pair of new buttons.

If you’d like to try out the new controller for yourself, Microsoft will be hosting a public meet-up during E3 on Monday, June 10th at the Microsoft Store in Century City from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pacific.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/06/new-xbox-one-controller-features-detailed

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