Sometimes a game may not have the best layout or it might come down to personal preference. No matter what the reasons, being able to change the configuration of a controller is important in modern gaming. The Xbox One has had the ability to customize buttons on a normal controller for a while now but Windows 10 users weren't given the option. While there are always other third-party programs you can download which allow you to accomplish the same task, native support is still preferred over potentially dangerous changes.
However, that's not the case anymore because today Microsoft gave Windows 10 gamers the option through the Xbox Accessories application. As seen in the screenshot, not only can you change the buttons around, but you can also swap thumbsticks, swap triggers, invert axes, and do so much more.
For example, swapping thumbsticks and triggers means that left-handed gamers can also have a great experience. Usually when you're playing shooters, pressing the "shoot" trigger is something you do with the dominant hand. Aiming down sights is relegated to the other. Not all games provide deep customization when it comes to controls to this can be an issue for many gamers.
Even though it took this long to enable on Windows 10, it's great to see Microsoft giving users the ability to do so eventually. Hopefully other popular features won't take months upon months to arrive in the future.
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