When Microsoft unveiled the controller for the Xbox Sequence X/S, the corporate performed it fairly secure when it comes to design. The present Xbox Sequence controller mirrors its Xbox One predecessor with just a few small additions – however Xbox boss Phil Spencer says the corporate will seemingly replace it in future, and will take some pointers from the PS5 DualSense.

In a latest episode of Kinda Humorous Gamescast, Spencer mentioned that though Xbox is just not planning on releasing any main {hardware} corresponding to VR headsets within the close to future, it’s greater than seemingly the corporate will make a mannequin refresh of the Xbox Sequence X/S controller. He additionally complimented Sony, and the design and options out there on the PS5’s DualSense controller.

“We’re positively enthusiastic about completely different sorts of units that may carry extra video games to extra locations. There’s in all probability some work we’ll do on [the] controller,” Spencer informed the Gamecast crew as transcribed by VGC. “I feel Sony’s carried out a pleasant job with their controller, we form of take a look at a few of that [and think] ‘Are there issues that we must always go do?’.”

Microsoft toying with the concept to implement comparable options – just like the haptic suggestions discovered on the DualSense controller – comes as no shock. In January, the tech big despatched out a survey to house owners of its ninth-generation consoles asking in the event that they wish to see any DualSense options on an Xbox controller.

Spencer additionally touched extra into the subject of VR and Xbox, noting as soon as once more that Microsoft is just not specializing in VR for Xbox {hardware}. “We’re watching what occurs on PC. Because it pertains to VR particularly, the most effective expertise I’ve seen is [Oculus] Quest 2. And I simply assume [the] ease of use, [being] untethered in its functionality simply doesn’t, to me, require it being linked to an Xbox in any method.”

Whereas Microsoft has but to discover VR for consoles and sure is not going to anytime quickly, the corporate is exploring different methods to draw folks to the Xbox model. The corporate is planning to carry the Xbox expertise to good TVs and streaming sticks, although reaffirms that the Xbox {hardware} itself will stay a “flagship expertise,” with Spencer hinting that whereas no Xbox {hardware} refresh is coming anytime quickly, a roadmap for future fashions is just not out of the realm of chance.

Taylor is the Affiliate Tech Editor at IGN. You may comply with her on Twitter @TayNixster.


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