Everything You Need To Know About The Elite Xbox One Controller

Is the Elite controller right for you? Check out these new details and decide for yourself!

In Major Nelson’s latest podcast, he broke down several of the new features in the new Xbox One controller and discussed the future of the highly anticipated device. If you have the time, feel free to check out the podcast in full right here. If not, here’s a round-up of what Major Nelson discussed:

  • Worldwide launch expected in all major markets in October and others to follow soon after
  • 9 foot (2.8 metres) braided nylon USB cord will ship with the controller
  • Remapping is done at controller level
Everything that comes in the Elite controller package
Everything that comes in the Elite controller package
  • Adjustable thumb stick sensitivity – shape movement from quick to slow based on rotation as well as independent sensitivity setting for x and y axis
  • Ability to set min-max for buttons
  • Preset profiles for first-person shooters, racing, fighting etc. Specific title presets will be released later on
  • 255 savable profiles can be stored within the Elite’s application
  • Ability to scale the dead-zone on trigger pulls
  • Profiles will be saved in the cloud once Windows 10 releases – until then, profiles are on the console only
  • Controller will work on Windows 7/8 machines but the app won’t
  • Currently working with 3rd party to release themed paddles and thumb sticks for big releases
An Elite controller with custom Forza Motorsport 6 sticks and D-pad
An Elite controller with custom Forza Motorsport 6 sticks and D-pad
  • Binding button also acts to disable the paddles with a double tap and vice versa
  • 3.5mm headphone jack will allow sidetone (also available on the new standard XB1 controller), adjustable on the console
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