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New Features To Xbox One Controller

A Shiny New Xbox One Controller

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With the new console release, comes a brand new Xbox One controller.  Many of the buttons you may be able to recognise, however there are some slight changes to the newly built controller.  Microsoft has recently released some information about the new buttons on the controller and how it will operate. Where Start and Back appeared on Xbox 360, these buttons are now named “Menu” and View.”

“The Menu button (on the right) will bring up context-specific menus which game and app developers can design to enhance the user experience,” Microsoft told IGN. “The Menu button could be used in scenarios such as bringing up in-game menus, showing video playback options, and accessing commands on the console’s user interface.”

The View button, meanwhile, “will change views or provide more information in games and apps. The function of the View button will be driven by developers. Possible uses of the View button include viewing a map during a role playing game, displaying a leaderboard in a first person shooter, and enhancing the navigation of the console’s user interface.”


So essentially it would seem that this new Xbox One controller has the same functionality of the older one, with some revamped names of two key buttons.  The start button usually always brings up your menu system in most games; and well where the back button used to be, it appears that it may get even more use now with a new name.

I’m sure there’s more to come soon.

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