Xbox One controller feels light, has buttons of the snappy variety (pictures)
We got a chance to finally hold and play with an Xbox One controller and I even got to rub a finger on the side of the console!
Getting our hands on the Xbox One
If you're a fan of the Xbox 360 controller (and who isn't?), you'll be right at home with the Xbox One controller. Microsoft got it right with the controller the last time, and didn't feel the need to fix what wasn't broken.
The placement of the two thumbsticks, the buttons, the shoulder buttons, and directional pad are in the same place as before, although the Xbox logo, which acts as a power button, was moved higher. The triggers were enlarged, and slope down a bit more, although the general trigger feel remains the same.
After introducing smaller and smaller versions of the Xbox 360, Microsoft went back to big with the Xbox One, which is heftier than current models and around the same size as the original bulkier version.
The Xbox One promises to be more than a video game machine -- Microsoft wants it to be the hub of your living room. So beyond games, it will act as a DVR, set-top box, and more. The company has yet to fully lay out the details for those plans.