A new Xbox One Elite Controller could be on the way this year
In recent leaked images now confirmed by The Verge, it looks as though Xbox is set to pick up a refreshed Elite controller.
Originally posted on Chinese site Baidu, the leaked images show a slightly redesigned Xbox Elite controller with 3 horizontal LED lights and redesigned rubber grips.
It was also claimed that the new version will include a USB-C charging, three customization profiles, three-stage activation locks for the triggers, and improved travel for the reverse paddle buttons. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have at least confirmed Bluetooth support to us for a "new controller," while The Verge confirms that the above image is indeed genuine. As noted by The Verge, the LED strips could either indicate active customization profiles or battery life levels, but it could also indicate signal strength for those using the controller on PC via Bluetooth, which is often a little wonky for wireless connectivity.
In any case, it looks as though this controller will be revealed this year, likely at E3 2018 at the latest. You can grab the original Xbox Elite Controller (opens in new tab) for $130.
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Nope I'm not a fan of a company I find that concept stupid. I have the right to be critic to a company that I feel has so much potential. Why do you think I criticism them? So they can improve. I don't care about controller desings I care about games. I think that should be their priority. Is that a bad thing to ask? Honestly controller desing is not my priority. I play with so many controllers and can move from a steam controller to a xbox 360 without any problem. My priority is always games. Games for me marks generation. When I think of SNES, 360 or PS4. I don't think controllers. I think games. Also it's not just about pumping a new version of a $150 controller. It's about the countless design that brings ZERO improvement in terms of gaming. Most of these are just fancy designs.
I'm talking about local multiplayer because the only way I'll buy a new controller for my console is to play local multiplayer. I'll never buy another controller just because it's pretty.
I see controllers as a way of playing games not as a decoration or a way to show off... It's like cosmetic items in games. Derp derp new IP? See this is what I mean by donwplaying the importance of exclusives. I'm talking about MS investing money to MAKE GAMES for you and other gamers. How is that a bad thing???
It's almost like you are defending their poor line up. It's almost like you don't want them to make games and prefer these controller designs... Are you a MS/XB fan? Are you a gamer or are you collecting controllers? I would like to see how you'll play Horizon zero dawn or Mario Odyssey on a PC, though...
So what are you saying there will NEVER be any game that's exclusive to PS4 or switch? In your hypothetical scenario you talked about if a game is not on XB1 you'll get it on PC, as if all games goes on PC. It's not. I mean most if not all upcoming XB1 games are on PC the same thing can't be said about the switch or PS4.
It's so simple really... "You keep trying to extinguish the comparisons that people are making on here"
I extinguish it because it doesn't make sense if we try to talk gaming. You don't play the same game again and again after beating it. Multimedia content is not the same as eating some kinda food. The real problem here is that these companies are suppose to make games for gamers. That's how it is and how it's always been. If these companies don't invest in making games and don't take risk on new technology then how will gaming grow? The real scary thing is that this inspires Sony and Nintendo in such a way that they'll stop making games.
I think MS's strategy this generation is anti-gaming. Me, as a gamer got to fight for gaming. I don't know if you're a MS/XB fan so the criticism upsets you. If that's the case, criticism is actually good for MS. The criticism from a potential customer will probably help the console sell better and be more popular...
If you're just a casual who don't care about gaming strategy and will just accept anything that a company serves him, then why are you reading my comment since it doesn't concern you? Please don't read my comment. If you're upset, there is no need to get upset...
Also, you said in your last post "you don't play the same game again and again after beating it." You gotta cut me some slack on that, because that's just a bizarre thing to say. Lots of people play through games over and over and relive them. It's fun! Just think of your favorite movie (comparison alert) and how you might watch it over and over. I mean, you already know how it ends, why watch it again? I appreciate the fun we've had here but between you and me, we might be the last two people on this thread, haha.
I see controllers as a way of playing games not as a decoration. I don't collect controllers.
Wow do much bs and lies...
"I don't live in this alternate reality you do where there's no "couch multiplayer games" "
Who said it doesn't have any? It just doesn't have many as the competition... "PUBG (which is console exclusive) is "couch multiplayer""
1) It's a timed console exclu. And 2) What? How is it a couch multiplayer game? Can you play with a friend on the same console? "Horizon 3, "couch multplayer""
Does Horizon 3 has split screen or local multiplayer? All information on the net says no. Are you making this up? LOL Other games you posted are 3rd party... "non-existent problem of "no diverse or new games""
LOL That's typical. So you're happy with MS's output of games? Are you happy that a poor company like Sony is killing them when it comes to exclusives? Are you happy that the last non-forza AAA console exclusive they announced was around 30 months back?
Are you happy that besides the yearly Forza they had just 1 announcement in E3 2016 and 2 at E32017 as far as console exclusives goes? Are you happy that MS mostly invest on old franchise and don't invest as much on new franchise as their competition? See. It's people like you who are making things worse for XB, MS and gaming as a whole. I'll assume it's because of brand loyalty that you defend MS's lack of exclusives and investment in gaming, it's because of it that you're damage controlling... But sadly for me you're doing much more damage to the company you seem to worship than good by making these posts...
* Hope this new Elite doesn't come with a build in... Also, I carry a BT standard gampad in my bag and I'm def looking forward to replace it with a BT Elite. Well... I'm def not a gamepad collector. MS can release as many as they want, most people will buy a new one when their old one's broken or when their build-in BAT dies. $150? My current bag cost me $200, My previous one was $400 because I like the design.
Rise & Shine (beat cause it's short), Marvel x Capcom, Disney Afternoon, FH3 - Hot Wheels, Injustice 2, COD, BF1, Wolfenstein, Rivals of Aether, Cuphead (beat), AC-O, The Surge (almost beat), some SNK stuff, some xb360 stuff. * Games in only played the beginning department
Hitman, WonderBoy, Shovel Knight (bought twice), Yokka-Laylee, Fall Flat, Rime, Sonic Mania * Games in haven't start playing department
Ruiner, Night in the Woods, Lucky's Tale, Evil Within 2, Lilo Nightmares, Snake, WatchDog2, Momodora, Styx1&2, Necrodancer (bought twice), Ninja Gaiden Black * Continue playing sometimes on my Alienware on the plane.
Middle Earth (half way), etc * Continue playing sometimes on my Surface Pro during my coffee break
Enter the Gungeon (half way), etc.
ps: will try these on a small size win10ARM too. * Saving it for small size Win10ARM docking on my gamepad for gaming on the go.
Romancing Saga2 (beginning), etc And there's free games... and untouched games that I bought in 2016... How fast do you consume your games?
My priority is always programming, researching and experiments. That's why I gave up playing a lotta games cause they are interesting no more.
Easily over 50+ games I bought just in 2017. If I wanna beat'em all, 50 / 12 = 4 per month... you have more time then.
I've also got games I haven't played in 2016, add that up... I'm a odd case, but as a normal human, have a job and family, cook nearly every day (I cook), date every weekend, spend 1~3 hours a day after work for my experiments, bring your girl to other country for a week or 2 for vacation, go travel during summer & spring holiday, spend half a day (or couple half a days) with friends visiting me from overseas, go to gym, etc, etc. Well, how fast do you consume your games? A game a day? Game cheap right? You can tolerate with those lilo / unique PC issues doesn't means others can or want to. PC's productivity/freedom and Console's ease of use are the standard (and true) argument in their favor. 2 markets don't blend. From someone who puts labels on people...
Does Steam has a say in our IT world? How many PC users are gamer? Machines running older Windows will only increase? Why do we programmers need to pay attentions to API changes? Get your mind straight... Gamepad with build-in BAT is better than one without, isn't that damage control?
$150? Who the hell want that? I prefer a BAT build in cheaper gamepad. Damaging control?
1) It's not about playing EVERY games that's coming out. It's about a gaming company not making games and you defending them. More games means more choice for consumers. Halo, uncharted, last of us, Zelda, Mario, Gears, God of war, inFamous, Mario Kart, LittleBigPlanet,.... Would gaming be better without all of these?
Maybe in your damage controlling world, but not for me... "Gamepad with build-in BAT is better than one without, isn't that damage control?"
lol no it's not. It's called having a preference. Also considering two controllers. One has build-in battery another doesn't. They are both at the same price. I find that really strange. probably cost less to make but they are price at the same price? Why don't you damage control that?