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Titanfall creator criticises Xbox One's 'twitchy' controller

Microsoft's Xbox One controller is "overly twitchy", according to one of the creators of forthcoming game Titanfall, but Microsoft has acted fast to fix it.

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The Xbox One controller is "overly twitchy", according to one of the creators of forthcoming game Titanfall, but Microsoft has acted fast to fix it with a software update.

"It wasn't really where we felt it should be," says the game's design lead Justin Hendry, speaking to The Verge. "It was a little overly twitchy with the current controls. Now it's fixed. We're happy with it."

The hotly-anticipated future war mecha shoot-em-up Titanfall could be the new Xbox console's killer game, so when the creators talk Microsoft clearly listen.

Don't worry: you don't need to chuck out your current controller, or indeed do anything. It's a software update rather than a hardware thing, so you don't need to buy a new controller; your controller will automatically update when it syncs with the console.

Microsoft is also launching a stereo headset to whisper insightful observations and pithy witticisms to fellow gamers. It's on sale worldwide in early March for £60, with a Stereo Headset Adapter that lets you fiddle with audio settings without taking your hands off the controller.

Titanfall hits shops on 14 March for the Xbox One and for PCs.