The New Xbox Wireless Controller Features

When the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch on November 10th, players all over the world will be grabbing their controllers to delve into the next-generation gaming experience. The new controllers have been redesigned to enhance your gaming experience. We’ve got all the details you need to know about the new Xbox controller.


With all the games and different playstyles, the D-Pad on the controllers are used in many ways. The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller had swappable D-Pads for exactly this reason. The new controller features a hybrid of the Elite controller and the existing Xbox One Controller to create the best of both. On the new Xbox Controller, it will have a deeper dish to create a comfortable place for your thumb. The angles are also finely tuned to give you maximum control with minimal movement required.


The new design is very much focused on being inclusive for players with all sizes of hands. The controllers can now accommodate hands like those of an average 8-year old, which improves accessibility and comfort. Don’t worry, this doesn’t affect the experience for those with larger hands. The bumpers are slightly more rounded, the triggers are slightly reduced and rounded, and the grips have been carefully sculpted to give players more grip and control.


It’s now easier than ever to share your gaming experiences with others. Capturing and sharing epic gaming moments are part of the experience for many players, and it’s now quick to do so. A share button has been added to the wireless controller so you can capture and share clips instantly. Grab a screenshot or video recording without on-screen menus, and then quickly share on social platforms or directly with friends!


To give you the freedom to play whenever and wherever, the new Xbox controller will be compatible with multiple devices. Connectivity has been improved so pairing your controller to each device is seamless.

Microsoft will support cross-compatibility between Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles and controllers, and Xbox One consoles and controllers. The new controller works just as well on Xbox One and it’s quick to switch between all these devices. You can also use the new controller on more devices such as PC and Android so you can continue playing wherever you wish.


There is a new system-wide set of improvements called Dynamic Latency Input. This means that information from your controller is sent more frequently to your TV. This results in gameplay being more instantaneous, perfect for when you’re in the heat of gameplay where every millisecond counts.


The Xbox Series X and Series S will be one of the most compatible consoles, and this also applies to accessories. Any officially licensed Xbox One accessory that connects to your console wired or wirelessly via USB, will work on the Xbox Series X and Series S. Headsets that connect via the 3.5mm port in Xbox controllers will also be supported.

Xbox are partnering with over 34 gaming brands to expand the officially licensed accessory range and this will continue to expand. This means you can keep some of your favourite Xbox accessories from brands such as Razer, PowerA, HyperX and SteelSeries and more. These accessories will work just as well on the Xbox Series X | S consoles as Xbox One consoles.

A new logo ‘Designed for Xbox’ will be on product packaging to indicate that this will work across all Xbox consoles. Keep your eyes peeled for more details.

The new Xbox Wireless Controller is promised to be one of the most compatible across devices, and more comfortable. Will you be buying the new Xbox Wireless Controller?