Microsoft is giving Xbox One controllers a next-gen upgrade


By Ray Ampoloquio September 11, 2021

Unlike Nintendo and PlayStation, Microsoft is committed to backward compatibility.

However, it appears that Microsoft's goal of updating legacy software has extended to hardware as well.

The latest update will allow Xbox One controllers to "remember one Bluetooth host (e.g., smartphone) and one Xbox Wireless host (eg., Xbox console)."

This way, you don't have to manually switch between two paired devices.

All you need to do is to double-tap the pair button of your Xbox One controller and that's it.

The latest update also adds Dynamic Latency Input to Xbox One Controllers.

With that said, the update wasn't really that necessary, but it was definitely welcome.

Microsoft already makes it easy to play Xbox Game Pass on smartphones and tablets by making them support touch controllers.

Then again, some gamers simply prefer to game with a controller, so the update definitely comes in handy for them.

Microsoft has limited the update to Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha users at the moment.

Meanwhile, only Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One controllers, Xbox Elite 2, and Xbox Adaptive controllers will receive the free update.

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