Rumor: Xbox Elite Controller v2 details

Oct 27, 2017
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Like the design of the new elite better. Not a great fan of the silver coloured top of the OG elite. But the Elite is perfect so for me its not necessary to get a new one.
 

Zomba13

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Oct 25, 2017
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Have you been under a rock the last two weeks?
- Halo 6 will have massive player counts in multiplayer (much higher than Halo 5) and massive maps
- Fable reboot by Playground Games
- Perfect Dark is getting rebooted with modern gameplay elements, The Coalition seems to be using a small support team on it with a different team MAINLY developing it.
- Microsoft wants to reboot NBA Jam
- Crackdown 3 Beta is coming very soon
- A mech game is getting made exclusively for Xbox One and Windows 10
- Electric Square is working on AAA well-known franchise for Microsoft
- Storylabs put a post up accidentally showing that The Coalition and Storylabs was helping on a new IP (although there’s speculation that they just meant a IP not Gears of War and this could indeed be Perfect Dark)
- Rare might be doing something for 20th anniversary of Banjo (either a cameo in an existing game or a remaster of the original game — this could literally be ANYTHING so don’t get too hyped for this one)
- WindowsCentral reported that Microsoft was working on a hardware project codenamed Project Scarlet
- Elite Controller 2.0 now leaked (and probably is Scarlet)

DISCLAIMER: I’m not an insider. I just have been following all the leaks.

This is a lot of shit in two weeks you have to admit.
The fuck!? Have there been any topics here on that stuff? I think the only one out of them I heard about was something to do with NBA Jam (and that might not have even been here? I can't remember). That is a lot of stuff to be leaked/rumoured.
 

Gundam

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Oct 25, 2017
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The fuck!? Have there been any topics here on that stuff? I think the only one out of them I heard about was something to do with NBA Jam (and that might not have even been here? I can't remember). That is a lot of stuff to be leaked/rumoured.
There were some threads that got locked and relegated toward the Microsoft Partners + First Party thread, for... reasons, I guess? It really kind of limited the exposure to the rumours, at least here on Era.
 

Black Mantis

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Oct 30, 2017
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I still dont understand why so many people have their grips peeling off. Do you guys use your controller as a chew toy or something? I've had my elite since launch, used it 30hrs a week for the first couple of years, and still use it daily. No bad bumpers, no stick drift, and certainly no peeling grips.

I think people are just too damn rough on these things with sweaty ass palms death-gripping the rubber and twisting it during "intense" CoD matches or something. Jeez.
I didn't use mine that much during the first year, rotated it with my day one controller, take great care of it, and the left bumper and grip issue still happened. The controller has quality issues, period.

I can still use mine though and will get this version too, as the controller is still the best, and assigning some buttons to the paddles can be a game-changer. Watch Dogs 2 springs to mind, by changing the run button from the left stick click for example.
 

Jiraiya

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Oct 27, 2017
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Buy a charging dock and be done with it. I literally never have dead PS4 controllers since buying the dock. Plus it keeps the controllers in one place, where they are out of the way instead of cluttering shit up.



Recharging AAs is much more annoying than dropping the controller on a dock when I’m done with it. I haven’t used my Xbox One much but I’m dreading for the day that I’ll have to run to the store to buy batteries for the only item in my apartment that still uses AAs
You don't have to. They have an option to get a battery so it can never die just like the ds4 though. Why is that option bad?
 

Heyrule

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Oct 31, 2017
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Been using a plug and play 360 controller for a few years on my PC now. As soon as this thing drops, I'm throwing some money down!
 

Flamin' Galah

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Oct 27, 2017
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The Elite controller was selling like crazy when it released. It's a no-brainer for them to make some adjustments and release a new one.
 

Kudo

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sorry to bump this old thread!
Did GDC bring any news about this? Has there been any more rumours? I saw some images while back and thought I want this rather than the old one so it's now playing the waiting game.
 

Tharp

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Oct 27, 2017
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Sorry to bump this old thread!
Did GDC bring any news about this? Has there been any more rumours? I saw some images while back and thought I want this rather than the old one so it's now playing the waiting game.
Don't think so. This seems more like a E3 type announcement anyway.
 

mindsale

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Oct 29, 2017
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Have you been under a rock the last two weeks?
- Halo 6 will have massive player counts in multiplayer (much higher than Halo 5) and massive maps
- Fable reboot by Playground Games
- Perfect Dark is getting rebooted with modern gameplay elements, The Coalition seems to be using a small support team on it with a different team MAINLY developing it.
- Microsoft wants to reboot NBA Jam
- Crackdown 3 Beta is coming very soon
- A mech game is getting made exclusively for Xbox One and Windows 10
- Electric Square is working on AAA well-known franchise for Microsoft
- Storylabs put a post up accidentally showing that The Coalition and Storylabs was helping on a new IP (although there’s speculation that they just meant a IP not Gears of War and this could indeed be Perfect Dark)
- Rare might be doing something for 20th anniversary of Banjo (either a cameo in an existing game or a remaster of the original game — this could literally be ANYTHING so don’t get too hyped for this one)
- WindowsCentral reported that Microsoft was working on a hardware project codenamed Project Scarlet
- Elite Controller 2.0 now leaked (and probably is Scarlet)

DISCLAIMER: I’m not an insider. I just have been following all the leaks.

This is a lot of shit in two weeks you have to admit.
As an Xbox X owner this couldn't make me happier.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I don't get it, rechargeable batteries but they mean the battery that it comes with or can we use normal AAA batteries ourself like with the Xbox One controller now? Because I love that MS stuck with that, unlike Sony.

Give me rechargeables anytime over built in batteries, because if those die just buy new ones. Built in dies, bye bye controller. Plus the horrible buzzing sound when charging those things doesn't help party chat.
 

melodiousmowl

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Jan 14, 2018
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Wow, adjustable tension thumbsticks could be amazing! I hope its something you can adjust on the fly if this is accurate.
 

nib95

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Oct 28, 2017
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I have the current Elite pad, I read somewhere that despite this new one having certain improved features, it might actually be cheaper and less high-quality compared to the original, does anyone know if there is there any truth to that?
 

MisterMangu

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Feb 12, 2018
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Will this improved controller on have gyro? :D

Are there any updates on all those leaked games? I’ve been tempted on hopping on the X1X bandwagon especially with all the upgrades current and last games get.

A new Fable sounds ace.
 

Rob

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Oct 25, 2017
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How did I not see this when it was first up? I'd love to get my hands on one as my default PC controller. I have a Lunar White XBO controller, that I love, but I may as well upgrade to something like the Elite.
 

crimsonheadGCN

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Oct 25, 2017
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If that Halo 6 rumor is true about massive player counts in multiplayer then I think that means that Halo 6 will eventually have a BR mode.
 
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Oct 28, 2017
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Excited for this if true. Loved the first one but it could see some improvement.
Yeah 400 hours of rocket league using the paddles broke that little button that the paddle pushes for me.

Got a refund on it because Europe after almost 2 years, the thing was amazing asides that issue. I would probably blind but the follow up
 

Samaritan

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Oct 25, 2017
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A non-removable battery is kind of a deal-breaker for me. With the lifespan of your average Lithium-Ion, the ability to swap out some inexpensive, rechargeable Eneloops into my controller is really appreciated.
 

NJDEN

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Oct 27, 2017
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I feel like I had just read a press thing where Microsoft explicitly said why they stand by removable batteries... Now they are going with non-removable in the place it makes the least sense. You'd think you would want your "pro" tier hardware to be as modular as possible.

Like others have stated, I use Enerloops and paying so much for a controller with a built in battery is not worth it to me. It's a shame too since I had not gotten the first Elite, but was really looking at this one.