Phil Spencer complimented the DualSense technology that Playstation uses in their controllers, noting that they’re looking to add nearly similar features soon.
In an interview, Xbox boss Phil Spencer noted that they are unlikely to release custom accessories for the X|S. Even then, he notes they are looking towards improving on the Xbox controller.
Among their potential inspirations will be their rival’s controller. He notes how good Dualsense technology is.
Xbox not looking to make “bespoke” accessories
Throughout its development, Xbox stuck with the original general design of their controller. Their situation is much of a “don’t fix if it’s not broken” scenario. Many consider the Xbox controller designs to be among the best out there.
So far, Microsoft did not change the general design of their controller. Instead, they opted for changes under the hood to help with performance. Even then, Spencer believes that a new controller is a likely endeavor for the company.
“When I think about our hardware roadmap, and I really love the evolution of Liz Hamren’s team and the work that they’ve done,” he said on the Kinda Funny Gamescast.
“We’re definitely thinking about different kinds of devices that can bring more games to more places. There’s probably some work that we’ll do on the controller. I think Sony’s done a nice job with their controller and we kind of look at some of that and [think] there are things that we should go do.
“But [we’re] probably not in the more bespoke accessories place right now,” he added. “We just look at what happens on Windows and other places and see if there’s a unique opportunity for us. Right now I don’t think there’s anything that’s obvious to me.”
Xbox not looking into VR space at the moment
Earlier this year, Xbox sent a survey looking for the pulse of the public. It asked if people wanted to see more Playstation features on the Xbox controller. When asked about AR and VR, Phil Spencer notes that it’s not a space they are planning for.
“We’re watching what happens on PC,” noted Spencer. “As it relates to VR specifically, the best experience that I’ve seen is Quest 2 and I just think its untethered [and] ease of use in its capability just doesn’t to me require it being connected to an Xbox in any way.”
Phil Spencer, at one point, clarified that he is happy that the games industry is pioneering in several gaming spaces. Even then, he claims that VR “is just not our focus.” His position is fair, considering PC should be the best space for VR.
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