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Looks like a new Xbox One controller is on the way

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The PlayStation 4’s Dual Shock controller may be the fanciest piece of input technology in this generation of gaming, but the Xbox One still beats it hands down (heh) with a piece of hardware that is just brilliant. And by brilliant, I mean ergonomically comfortable, structurally solid and featuring vibrating triggers that have made contact with my nipples on numerous occasions. It could be better however, and maybe that’s what we’ll be getting later this year as Microsoft has begun a slight redesign of that controller.

Microsoft has leaked out details on a new controller, with features that’ll “only available on controllers released after June 2015” according to a post on the Xbox Support website via Eurogamer. The new feature of course, being an industry standard 3.5mm headphone jack at the base of the pad. In other words, Microsoft just made as what Geoff refers to quite often, a “Darryn-proof” controller.

X1 redesign

And there’s a good reason for that. Because thanks to my idiocy, I’ve managed to completely break my first Xbox One controller. It was a dark and stormy night, when fate had me roped in to join a few games of Sunset Overdrive last year. Naturally, I wanted to talk to my fellow journos who were also all preparing to give the game a bash online. But for some reason, I just couldn’t fit my headset into the controller. In a true case of “that’s what she said” the damn thing just didn’t fit, and in a moment of pure monkey-rage,I tried hammering the headset in with my desk.

And I completely dislodged parts inside the controller. Yes, go ahead and laugh. I deserve it. Which is why I’m looking forward to a slightly redesigned Xbox One controller then.

Last Updated: May 28, 2015


  1. Zomg dat ‘that’s what she said’ alongside the Zoolander monkey reference. Day made 😀 😀 😀


  2. ReaperOfSquirrels

    May 28, 2015 at 12:47

    GG D, GG!

    Also, why didn’t they release it with a 3.5mm jack in the first place? Freaking seriously! Damned money grabbers.


    • Mossel

      May 28, 2015 at 13:40

      I think a 3.5mm jack is analogue, and the signal will then need to be converted to digital in order to send it via wireless. But I might be wrong, my knowledge of hoe electronics actually work is rather limited.


  3. CuddlesaurusRex

    May 28, 2015 at 12:47

    I would love the Xbone controller configuration on the DS4… such a comfy controller.


  4. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 28, 2015 at 12:52



  5. Hammersteyn

    May 28, 2015 at 12:53

  6. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 28, 2015 at 13:03

    They still use batteries? I like the charger in my PS4 controller, but have to admit I don’t like the analogue sticks that much, thumb keeps slipping on it.


    • Hammersteyn

      May 28, 2015 at 13:12

      Wash your hands after eating!


    • Tbone187

      May 28, 2015 at 14:02

      A friend o’ mine has added these rubber attachments onto the analogues.Not sure where he got them from tho.


      • RinceTheElfRoot

        May 28, 2015 at 14:21

        Yeah. I heard that you can get them. It’s also the shape of the thing, it’s not concave enough I think.


    • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

      May 28, 2015 at 15:22

      I don’t mind the batteries. I always have two pairs. One is charged, the other is in the controller. If the one pair dies I just swap them around and charge the other one.
      No cable, no fuss.


      • Raptor Gilbert

        May 28, 2015 at 21:23

        Yeah I love ms choice for the batteries I do the same as you. In 2 years when the batteries are bad I’ll just replace them instead of the controller. I never liked closed off batteries like iPhone and dualshock controllers.


    • Raptor Gilbert

      May 28, 2015 at 21:21

      I like my controller charge to last longer than the ps4 controller. Worse charge in history. Outside of the original PSP.


  7. Mossel

    May 28, 2015 at 13:39

    hahaha!! This article has nothing to do with pc gaming and it held my attention. Well done.


    • Tbone187

      May 28, 2015 at 14:00

      Well, you can use an Xbox remote on PC so that should explain your interest.As well as mine. 🙂


  8. Jonah Cash

    May 28, 2015 at 13:40

    The DS4 is a crappy remote, I am now on my fourth remote… I have had 3 which broke. Two of them both R triggers broke off… Luckily my wife bought me a nice red one last week!!


  9. Pieter Kruger

    May 28, 2015 at 13:51

    Will probably ship with the Xbox One Slim after E3?


  10. Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

    May 28, 2015 at 15:21

    Is there an Xbox One controller for PC available yet?


    • Raptor Gilbert

      May 28, 2015 at 21:24

      All Xbox one controllers along with ps4 work on PC with a wire. Been sometime since they was enable.


  11. DrKiller

    May 28, 2015 at 15:48

    Oh yes… I almost forgot I have an Xbox…

    Dem damn Dota international forcing me to play Dota 🙁


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