We are now just under a month away until the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
With the new consoles, we have all by now seen the controllers for both consoles.
One one side, the PS5 one is a vastly different design compared to the PS4. While the Series X/S looks similar to the standard Xbox controller we all know and love.
Now, a new blog post has offered some more insight regarding the design of the controller!
From the outside looking in, the new controller for the Series X/S looks pretty much the same as previous iterations.
The notable change is without a doubt the new D-pad design, rather than the four individual buttons we have become accustomed too.
The new D-pad is directly influenced by their Elite Controller line and she noted:
"Leveraging what they learned from the Elite Controller, the team ultimately designed a hybrid directional pad (D-pad) that incorporated both the standard cross and the faceted dish. Perfecting this approach required hundreds of iterations on just the angles of the D-pad."
Weight, Size and More
One aspect that has remained unchanged from previous controllers is the weight, the new Series X/S controller is identical in weight to its predecessors.
In terms of size, Joline noted that they were "following the 80/20 rule, they started examining the 20 percent that could be trimmed down and began rounding bumpers, shaving down parts of the triggers, and re-sculpting the grips."
This combined with the new texturized trigger buttons are all small additions that are going to go along way when playing.