Xbox One Controllers and Attachments
Released in 2013, the Xbox One is Microsoft's eighth generation home video game console and the successor to the Xbox 360. The controller has been redesigned for smoothness and to enhance the player's gaming experience. Its textured analogue sticks make for easier manoeuvring, and the D-pad and triggers have a curved shape to them to maximise comfort while playing.
Each trigger now has its own ‘Impulse Trigger', which creates a directional vibration that corresponds to actions while in game, such as creating a feedback of which direction the player is taking hits. Light emitters in the controller also allow for it to be tracked while using the Kinect sensor and when it is not in use the controller will automatically enter low power mode to conserve battery.
The Kinect 2.0 provides the player with the ability to use motion tracking and voice commands for the Xbox One. Its improved sensors have enhanced accuracy and can track up to six people, making it perfect for multiplayer and parties. Voice control is active at all times by default, and the console can be ‘woken' using a command, which is also possible while the console is in sleep mode. These settings can be changed as the user sees fit.
A wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers can be used to connect the controller to a PC, which lets the player experience PC gaming without being tethered to their computer by a wire. Although a wired option is also available to the player, which can be done through the USB charging cables.
Charging stations can be used to charge the controllers instead of plugged them into to the console through a USB connection. Most charging stations allow players to charge up to two controllers at a time and others are specific to the specialised controllers such as the Xbox One Pro and Elite controllers.