Xbox Elite Controller Will Allow To Fix Deadzones And Possibly To Add More Functions On PC

Alessio Palumbo
Posted 11 months ago

The Xbox Elite Controller released last month and was very well received among gamers, despite its steep price ($/€ 150); it’s actually very hard to get one right now, since it’s out of stock in most stores.

The Elite controller has a steel construction with a soft-touch plastic exterior, along with interchangeable rear paddle buttons (with either short or long forms), analog stick tops (concave and convex), directional pad designs (either the traditional four-way design, or a convex disc-like design), and hair trigger locks for the triggers that allow users to reduce the amount of distance required to register a press. Through the Accessories app (available on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC), users can customize button and paddle mappings and adjust the sensitivity of the triggers and analog sticks. Two button profiles can be assigned to a switch on the controller for quick access.

Today, David Prien (Senior Program Manager working on the Elite Controller) shared some info about future software improvements. It looks like there will be a way to customize sensitivity curves, which should help fix dead zone issues.

The ability to customize curves might also be available for triggers at some point.

We tried to ask about the likelihood of being able to map additional functions to the paddles for example, and it sounds like this feature might be coming after all.

Let’s hope they can find a way to add this to the Accessories app, because it would be very useful in certain PC games. We’ll keep you posted on news regarding the Xbox Elite controller, so stay tuned.

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