Microsoft launched a line of updated controllers final 12 months alongside the launch of the Xbox Sequence S and X. They had been briefly on sale for $40 during Black Friday, however they have not returned to that worth since. Now you may get them for $50 from a handful of shops, a $10 low cost over the standard worth.
Regardless that the brand new controllers do not look that completely different than the Xbox One gamepad, there are just a few key enhancements. The D-pad mirrors the design of the Xbox Elite controller, the grips are barely smaller, a share button has been added to the middle (which doesn’t do anything on Windows 10 yet), and the whole physique has a brand new matte end. The rear facet and set off/bumper buttons are additionally coated in a grippier texture than on the Xbox One controller.
Regardless that the gamepads are primarily designed to be used with the Xbox Sequence X and S consoles, Xbox controllers have all the time supplied wonderful Home windows help. They work natively with almost each PC recreation that helps controller enter, regardless of if the sport makes use of Steam for input mapping or the Windows Xinput API. The Xbox Elite Sequence 2 gamepad is presently our favorite controller for PC gaming.