Discussion in 'Xbox One Accessories' started by Cha1ky, Jun 9, 2019.
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 - E3...Watch this video on YouTube
Microsoft Pre-order page with details on new elite controller series 2, price is £159.99
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 | Xbox One
Unless you can use the extra buttons as extra buttons this time, I’ll stick with the old one.
I love using the Elite Controller and this looks like a great evolution of this product line, but £160 is too rich for me, so I'll wait for the price to drop, particularly as my release day Series 1 version is still going strong.
Will it work with Scarlet? If so then I’d consider buying it. If not, I’m not forking out £150 bucks to use a controller for a year.
Also think the missed a great opportunity to make a design labs elite. Totally user customisable FTW.
£160 is excessive for a controller especially since the new console us out before end 2020.
Yes it will
James Shields @ E3 on Twitter
I believe the brief said about 40hrs between charges, how does that compare to the current elite pad and base xb1 pad?
I'm pleased I never got an elite controller earlier in the year now.
Obviously they've confirmed Scarlett compatibility, but in any case didn't MS say a couple of years ago that all Xbox One accessories (and games) will work with all Xbox family devices going forward?
That Twitter thread also states that they've been working on the durability of the controller and the rubber grips so it'll be interesting to see how well they hold up.
Got one pre-ordered from Amazon. Now hoping that they drop the price by mistake as they did with the first Elite
Tension adjustable sticks and built it battery with a 40 hour charge sounds good to me.
Thanks for the link I just preordered mines.
Currently on my 4th elite controller lol
You wouldn't have regretted it for a second. It's the best controller I have ever used and it feels amazing in your hands when your using it.
Still using mine from 3 years ago I think? As good as ever. Im not the biggest gamer but have been totally addicted to XCOM 2 lately.
I just hope the lb durability I fixed I went through 3 due to that.
I've watched quite a few hands on videos with the new elite controller and this one gives details around the adjustable stick tension. The lowest setting resembles the current stock XB1 tension and the highest is equivalent to the tension found in the 360 controller.
I am so pleased they have addressed this issue as I was so disappointed with how loose the sticks are compared to the 360 controller.
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2...Watch this video on YouTube
The charging dock inside the protective case so you can charge the controller while it's away is genius.
Caved in and pre-ordered.
Xbox One accessories will work on Project Scarlett, Microsoft confirms
I’ll stick with the series 1 Elite controller
Nothing really slapping me on the face to order
How the Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 WorksWatch this video on YouTube
They've made reference at E3 and various interviews about controllers and accessories moving with you to scarlett. So it'll work fine.
My big issue with this is the built in battery... Sure great if it lasts, but going by how crap their play and charge kits are it doesn't fill me with confidence. The main issue being when these pack up your £160 controller is effectively useless.
I'd rather they bundle a play and charge kit in the package rather than have it permanently built in for those very reasons.
That's a good point. I just cycle rechargeable batteries for my Series 1 Elite and I can charge them easily whilst the controller is put away.
I'd rather it was just battery operated as per the normal controller. I stopped using P&C kits on 360 as they failed. I had 2 then gave up and went to Duracell Stay charged batteries and never looked back. I have a spare set ready to go to put in when my pad runs low or out then put those on charge so they're then ready when needed. Do the exact same with my TB X41 headset.
Obviously the spec of battery in this thing will be greater and hopefully wouldn't fail, but you just know if it eventually did it'd be after the guarantee expires so I'm not prepared to gamble £160 on it. Plus the fact its there in the first place will be a factor in this costing a fair bit more than if it wasn't.... Its a double whammy.
the 360 play and charge were terrible. I have found the Xbox One versions better. I've had my current one for about 5 years, used in my elite funnily enough. Still seems to hold its charge and I only seem to charge it every few days, usually gets used for at least an hour or two each day.
Still, there's comfort in knowing that when it does fail then I can easily replace it.
When you buy a mobile phone do you worry that you can't change the battery when it degrades? No.
Why should this be any different.
I think with a new play and charge kit you get around 20 hours of play. 40 hours out of this sounds good to me. They've said it'll be 40 hours for the normal lifetime of the product (I should expect that to be 2 to 3 years at least) so even if it degrades to 50% after 4 to 5 years that's still 20 hours of play. I think the PS4 controller on release was 8 hours if I remember correctly (and this article backs it up PS4 Controller Battery Life: Tips and tricks to increase your Dualshock 4 charge | Trusted Reviews). Don't know if they've improved that or not with newer controllers but I should be fine with 40 hours (the below video seems to indicate that actually it's actually a bit over 40 hours)
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2:...Watch this video on YouTube
For the exact reason highlighted above with their previous controller batteries failing. I've never had a problem with a mobile.
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