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Xbox Series X, Series S May Get a Controller Upgrade

Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer likes the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller, so much so that the Series X could be getting a similar redesign.

Microsoft took the “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” approach with its Xbox Series X and Series S controllers. They have the same overall feel and aesthetics as the Xbox One controller. Sony, on the other hand, has made major upgrades to its controller technology and feel. The PS5's DualSense controller comes with immersive haptic feedback and dynamic adaptive triggers, upgrades that have been widely appreciated by gamers. Complimenting Sony on its DualSense controller, Phil Spencer on the Kinda Funny Gamescast podcast shared that the company might bring some of that technology to the Xbox controller.

“We're definitely thinking about different kinds of devices that can bring more games to more places. There's probably some work that we'll do on the controller. I think Sony's done a nice job with their controller and we kind of look at some of that…are there things that we should go do?” said Spencer.

He did however follow it by saying “But [we’re] probably not in the more bespoke accessories place right now,” he said. “We just look at what happens on Windows and other places and see if there’s a unique opportunity for us. Right now I don’t think there’s anything that’s obvious to me.”

Spencer also spoke about VR and said that, as of now, Xbox isn't planning anything around VR or AR.
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