Does that mean that the current controller design is for casuals?
Sources that are said to be close to Microsoft are reporting that there is a new type of controller that is currently being worked on for the Xbox One. Whilst Microsoft itself is yet to respond to these claims, this new design of controller is said to be one that will cater to the “hardcore” gaming demographic on the Xbox One.
What this means, or even if it is true for that matter, has not been made clear yet. A “hardcore” gaming controller could be targeted at a few different genres of gaming, ranging from the competitive first person shooter scene, to simulation racing titles and possibly even the emerging MOBA genre on consoles.
This new controller has apparently been in development for some time and if it’s real, then it is very likely that it will show its face this year at E3 when Microsoft takes to the stage for their conference. But until Microsoft says something official about the existence, or a credible source speaks out about it, you’re best taking all of this with a large spoon of salt and scepticism.