New Xbox One controller with 3.5mm jack revealed

Posted May 29, 2015
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During the last few days, rumors have been floating around regarding a new Xbox One controller. As it seems the leaks were real, but little has changed to the original. The main new addition appears to be a 3.5mm headphone jack, similar to the one in the DS4 controller for the PlayStation 4. The new controller has a unique color scheme titled ” Covert Forces”.

The controller seems to be pretty much identical, save the addition of the headphone jack and the new color scheme.

 

Technical Specifications

  • Delivery: Wireless Controller and (2x) AA batteries
  • 3.5mm jack
  • 10m range
  • Contain additional content
  • Up to eight wireless controllers can be simultaneously connected to the console
  • Menu and View button for easy navigation
  • Seamless Profile and controller-coupling – The Kinect sensor detects infrared Less Controller
  • Expansion Slot for accessories such as the Chat Headset
  • Compatible with the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit, the Xbox One stereo headset, the Xbox One
  • Chat Headset and conventional headset with 3.5mm jack.

While this is certainly not much, the Xbox One controller was excellent to begin with. Whether this new controller is connected to something else, remains to be seen. The unique color scheme might be related to a new game and part of a promotion or something similarly relevant.  Microsoft might be introducing a new SKU of the Xbox One, maybe with a standard 1GB drive or slim version.

Microsoft and Xbox Boss Phil Spencer have been hinting a very special E3 2015 presence, with a press conference full of new announcements.

Microsoft promises that E3 will give players the chance  “see the greatest games lineup in Xbox history“.

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Microsoft is expected to show off Halo 5: Guardians and Forza Motorsport 6, offer a closer look at Rise of the Tomb Raider and reveal unannounced titles “coming in 2015 and beyond”.

At least one Gears of War title is expected to be revealed, including a remaster of the original game, as well as an unannounced title from Rare.

Microsoft’s E3 press conference gets underway at 5:30pm on June 15, with the show beginning one day later on June 16.

We will bring you any new information from Microsoft and E3 2015 as soon as it becomes available.

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