Microsoft has officially unveiled the Xbox Series X, its next-gen console. Along with the announcement comes some news about the system’s new controller.
First and foremost, the basic shape remains virtually unchanged from the Xbox One. Microsoft says that it has been “refined to accommodate an even wider range of people.” Does that mean that the controller will be slightly bigger or smaller? We don’t know.
The new Xbox Wireless Controller also features a new Share button – which rival Sony added to the DualShock 4 on PS4 – to make capturing screenshots and game clips easier. Seeing that Microsoft now owns Mixer, it’s safe to assume that they will be heavily pushing fans to share game streams.
Two more features are notable. The Xbox Series X controller will have a new d-pad, which is derived from the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller. The new Xbox Wireless Controller will also be compatible with both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.