To promote the Xbox Series X, Microsoft relied on the performance of its computer. At 12.3 teraflops and a full RDNA2 architecture, the latest Xbox is indeed way ahead of its direct competitor on paper. Sony decided to highlight the PlayStation 5 controller. DualSenseThe latter offers various innovations, starting with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. With the promise of bringing new sensations to gamers, this PS5 controller succeeds and even seduces Phil Spencer himself. So it’s no coincidence that Xbox is asking the brand’s gamers directly to find out their interest in DualSense.
It is indeed over Techradar that today we find Xbox sending out a survey of the latest Xbox X and S series buyers. If the process is not surprising at first glance, the questionnaire essentially retrieves information about satisfaction with the product and, according to experience, one question specifically ends with the functionality of the DualSense of the PS5. The questionnaire therefore asks whether buyers of the Xbox Series X | S know the characteristics of the Playstation 5 controller and which innovations you would like to see on the Xbox One.
The features of the DualSense PS5 are coming to Xbox soon?
The X | Xbox series S controller is undoubtedly a marvel of ergonomics. The few improvements to the Xbox One controller are successful, and it’s difficult to go back to other pads after holding it in your hands. However, we couldn’t shrink from our joy when a new iteration reaches us and embeds adaptive triggers or haptic feedback. This would thus provide some form of resistance to RT and LT during certain activations, while the vibrations of the controller would gain precision. Of course, it’s far too early to think about it, but it wouldn’t be surprising if Xbox considered these options for a new Elite controller, for example.
Later in this survey, Xbox also asked consumers about the console interface. When the Xbox Series X and S were released, not much or little changed from the Xbox One, although dynamic backgrounds are now visible. This allowed some of the players to express their relative disappointment in the face of familiar screens, which limited the effect of surprise and discovery that we had seen in all previous generations.
Either way, this is a new topic to watch closely on Xbox. There is no doubt that adaptive triggers have already been the subject of in-house research and development, but the commercialization and success of the DualSense PS5 could potentially have accelerated the work that has been started. We’ll likely know more in the months ahead. Remember that Aaron Greenberg promised us many surprises.