Xbox Chief On Controllers & Single Player

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

There have been debates back and forth about the varying merits of the two next-gen game console systems that remain hard to get.

However, one seemingly universally agreed-upon assessment is that the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller is truly next-gen in a way the little changed Xbox controller is not.

A combination of an improved form factor/weight along with precise haptic feedback and adaptive triggers adds key immersion elements to in-game environments.

In fact, it’s good enough that Microsoft itself has been impressed and are looking to implement some of the same technology in its own controller.

​​​​​Speaking to the Kinda Funny Gamescast, Microsoft games chief Phil Spencer says: “I think Sony’s done a nice job with their controller and we kind of look at some of that and [think] there are things that we should go do.”

Spencer also says Xbox has no current plans for VR for their console even as Sony is already working on next-generation VR for PS5. To date, there’s been no suggestion by Sony of them copying Microsoft’s most well-regarded features from their new console like Quick Resume or Smart Delivery.

The comments come as Spencer was asked by The Guardian recently about the

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