The Xbox Series X console looks to be promising, but Microsoft has again done something to the controller that might get some pretty interesting reactions.
Xbox Series X controller is still
powered the same
The next generation controller will be
powered by AA batteries again, rather than rechargeable batteries that can be
re-powered via a USB cable like the DualShock 4. This was decided by Microsoft,
but the gaming community is kind of baffled of this decision. In the recent
generation controller, the Elite Controller 2 had a rechargeable battery added,
so this confused some gamers why opt for AA batteries again.
The guys from Microsoft actually
discussed this during development and they were pretty much debating heavily on
what to do with this. The design team finally decided to have this current
design due to flexibility reasons.
Xbox partner director of program management
Jason Ronald told Digital Foundry of this reason and they also knew that many
would have liked the idea of rechargeable battery packs. They wanted the game
console owners to have the option to go for AA batteries or the rechargeable battery
pack, but that will be a separate item instead.
The next generation console will launch sometime at the holidays 2020.