Discussion in 'Video Games' started by II JumPeR I, Jan 15, 2018.
I don't believe it because of the non detachable rechargeable batteries. That's not what I expect or want from an Xbox controller.
I hope they consider adding a Share button to the controller soon. It should have happened with the first Elite controller or even the S controller, tbh.
I already own an Elite controller, so this new one will have to be a major step up for me to consider buying one.
Was so frustrated that I bought 2 packs of Eneloop Pro's and now I never look back.
I hope they will fix bumpers design :/
Bluetooth Elite? Awesome.
Would it kill them to add a screenshot / record button to the controller? One of my favourite things on Switch (and PS4, but for some reason I prefer on Switch... possibly because it actually does it instantly)
I broke my Xbox Elite Controller like 3 weeks ago, and have not been able to find a new one in stock since then in any stores.
Wonder if they stopped producing them in mass quantities because of this.
Hope V2 hits retail stores soon.
The built in battery is a big bummer.
It may however be non replaceable, that would mean more space on the rear for buttons and paddles.
I would hope they can come up with a way to achieve both, Microsoft have been on a roll.with hardware of late so there is hope.
I guess I'm buying a third Elite controller then. I might as well get the smaller USB adapter they are releasing as well.
Meanwhile at my ex-wife's house I constantly show up to find everyone playing games with a long USB cable running from their PS4 to their "wireless" controllers. They have multiple 12' long microusb cables strewn across the living room floor.
- Haven't heard of the first one.
- Kinda caught fable.
- This one I thought was really weak? Maybe I've missed something
- Barely caught that thread
- Sort of heard this
- No? Hadn't heard this?
- I don't think I'd heard this
- Interesting but I hadn't heard this either. What has Storylabs done?
- Hadn't heard anything about this. Last I had was a quite some time ago.
- Hadn't heard about scarlet at all
That's definitely a lot but I feel kind of amazed I managed to miss all that. Thanks for the summary. How strong do you think some of these are?
I personally prefer rechargeable, built in batteries in my controllers, but maybe there’s a reason I’m missing here.
I hope Microsoft always gives a choice.
Will try to get back to where I read it.
Eneloops are just so much better. I always have 4 of them on the charger that is always on the sofa on the side where I always game. Whenever my battery dies I just replace them and already put to charge the drained ones, so they are ready the next time.
And, once I finish playing, the controller stays in the sofa.
Sounds like a reasonable improvement but not one worth upgrading to if you own the original.
The Xbox Elite pad is by far the best gamepad I've ever used. It feels so horrible whenever I have to use the base Xbox One pads and even worse when I have to use my PS4's pad.
I use Eneloop’s in all of my devices that support them and always have a fresh set of Eneloop’s in reach for my Elite Controller when I play.
Please allow AAs. Will be upset otherwise.
If they fix the build quality this time around I will buy one.
USB-C? Another new cable to buy. I guess it’s going to be the next standard.
If it works well with win10 Bluetooth I might consider this. I’m a bit hooked on controllers at the moment.
Not sure I like the idea of non-removable batteries.
I like being able to quickly switch out batteries and feel the controller lasts longer (if the battery pack starts to loose charge I can switch it out for a new one or switch to AAs).
Well, thanks, but no thanks.
Rechargeable battery built-in: Absolute no-go from me. These things last one and a half years, maybe two. And then you can either ask for a $50 "repair" or have an expensive paperweight. The controller had the best of both worlds, use AAA batteries, use AAA rechargables or use the rechargable pack. Any deviation from this is anti consumer.
That bag: First one comes with a whole case, not just some dust avoiding cloth bag. WTF?
The Grips: First thing that comes off from your Elite thanks to the expanding silicone over time. Microsoft doesn't offer replacements, it's just normal wear for them. Seemingly unchanged, the biggest flaw of the controller.
The Paddles: Never used them so far, don't care.
3-level trigger locks: 2 levels are godly in Forza (you can lock your brake trigger and you will only ever brake 60 %, no lockups without ABS) but also a curse. Going back to F1 2017 I often have the problem of forgetting my trigger is locked, so I run straight off. I don't think more than 2 levels are needed, especially since a lot of games only recognize an almost full press.
3 profiles: I have two, but I only ever use one. Can't think of anything where I would need three. I use to forget what the settings are on each, currently I have my standard profile and one for Forza with clutch. Microsoft should man up and give us the system wide stick inversion preference we had on Xbox 360 that's been missing now for four years on Xbox One. But at this point I don't really care anymore. That would be a much more meaningful upgrade than having three profiles on the controller and still having to switch inversion ingame.
Bluetooth is a nice addition but should've been in it from the start. USB-C is kinda pointless when the console itself doesn't have the port.
So yeah, not feeling it.
When could we realistically expect this to be released Q2 or even later? I just barely got held off from purchasing an Elite recently.
Excellent - the original Elite is probably the greatest controller ever created so it'll be interesting to see how they can improve on that.
Agree with all that removable AA batteries are one of the strongest points about Xbox controllers. Rechargable eneloops have been a godsend, i dont ever worry about battery life any more.
Eneloops charge lasts me about 3 weeks, so a controllers usage is dependent on the quality of battery which you have control over.
I have 6 batteries charging on a power outlet somewhere in the house, no need to tie it to my console.
If batteries are low i dont have to plug in my controller and have it tethered while i play, just switch the batteries and go
Batteries can always be replenished/replaced, built-in batteries is a bad option as it holds controllers hostage to repair centers once the battery goes (which it will eventually).
I read the topic, and thought this was regarding Elite Dangerous. Dammit.