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There was a moment there in November where consoles were on everyone's minds. With the release of the Xbox Series X and then the PlayStation 5, people were inhaling next-gen features and exploring as many details as they could find between the two new toys. Graphics, loading times, colour schemes - everything was put up for comparison but there was one area in which many agreed PlayStation had won in terms of innovative features. The DualSense controller.
At least in the aftermath of the console wars, some Xbox players have expressed that although they've very happy with the product they have purchased, they're aware that the new features in the DualSense controllers feel more next-gen than their new Xbox controller. Or at least that's what Xbox is acknowledging with a survey they are sending to consumers according to TechRadar.
In the survey sent out to recent buyers of the Xbox Series X or S, questions were asked specifically about the console experience. First, whether they believe the console is high-quality, desirable, and next-gen, but then the survey turns to a PlayStation focused question.
It asks "I am aware of features on PlayStation controllers that I wish were on the controller that came with this console." This likely refers to the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers that wowed critics and fans when the console landed. These features are heavily involved with the games players are experiencing. The triggers pull like they're really attached to the weapon the gamer is controlling, while the haptic feedback makes your hands feel whatever vibrations your character might feel. It's really something.
Also, it wasn't long ago that Phil Spencer, the executive vice-president of gaming for Microsoft was very complimentary about PlayStation's new designs. Saying that the two brands should "learn from each other", so it sounds more and more like Xbox are considering its own take on these features for a new iteration of the Xbox controller.
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