Microsoft to release a new controller in 2011

Microsoft have confirmed rumours that a new controller will be released next year.

A spokesperson for Microsoft said, “The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Play & Charge Kit- with Transforming D-pad will be available world wide beginning early 2011”.

The change is likely going to please fighting game enthusiasts who find it difficult to use the current D-pad but probably won’t be an alternative to an arcade stick.

Here is a video by Major Nelson showing off the new controller!

Do you guys think the current Xbox 360 controller needs changing? If you were to change it what would you do? And, do you welcome the change they are making? Please tell us below!

Tim Leigh

Tim likes games. Tim likes games A LOT. It’s highly likely he’s played on most of the platforms that support games over his long years playing video games and is a sucker for new technology. He can often be found on his Xbox 360 playing the latest RPG or playing a wide range of multiplayer games with his buddies. While doing this however, he’ll often have a casual game of Peggle running on his PC and making sure his planes are doing the rounds in Pocket Planes on the iPad. When he’s actually not found playing games he’ll either be at the cinema watching the latest film releases or at the gym attempting to get fit - attempting being the important word there

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