The new D-pad is designed as a hybrid between the two swappable designs on the Xbox Elite controller. It has a slightly deeper lowest point, allowing the thumb to sit more comfortably inside, and will apparenly allow for easy pressing of up, down, left, right, while also making it easier to perform sweeps or diagonals.As previously seen, the controller now has a Share button between and below the View and Men buttons. It’s not clear exactly how it will work in practice, but Whitaker explains that it’s designed to allow screenshots or video to be recorded without the need for onscreen menus.
The controller will now remember multiple Bluetooth devices to allow for faster connections, and includes Bluetooth Low Energy that should make pairing more simple. The controller now has a USB-C port for pairing and connecting, but wireless latency has also been worked on – “Essentially,” says Whitaker, “information is sent more frequently from the controller and matched with exact frames of your game on-screen.”While we already knew that Xbox One controllers will work on Xbox Series X, the reverse is also confirmed to be true. More PC, Android and iOS devices will be supported by the new controller, too.
It’s been a big day for Series X news, with the full (and impressive) specs list revealed, a size comparison shown off, and the annoucement of a Gears 5 Series X port (which will be a free upgrade for those that already own it).