Eurogamer: ''The Xbox One controller can be plugged in via a mini USB cable to preserve battery life, Microsoft has revealed.''
So like the ps3 controller?
Really disagrees? That is exactly like the PS3 controller. It's a mini USB cable. Although I'm unsure why they're saying it "preserves" battery life... Does that mean you still need batteries or something? If so, that'll be lame.
It's confirmed that it uses AA batteries. Lame. @Battletorn For charging not-included $5-10 battery packs, I'm sure.
I believe I watched a hardware breakdown video that said the mini-USB on Xbox One controller was there for charging, but that it still took AA batteries. I'm confused.
It's probably because if you have normal batteries inside, it can't charge them (they will explode if you try), so it uses USB power instead of battery power if it's plugged in. The controller is probably smart enough to know the difference between regular batteries and the official MS charge pack, and will charge that when the USB is plugged in as well.
Playing catch up. Finally catching up to bluray
"Another improvement is the controller's new low power state, a battery-conserving mode that won't require you to re-sync your pad every time you leave it to become idle." We're learning more about X1 and this is actually good news but of course you sony folks complain about everything xbox, Do you ever get tired? Its OK I promise you your ps4 will work fine without a X1 beside it. lol
Yes, we're learning things about the XBOne... does ANY of it negate the very large negative issues? Will the games you guys are hoping for at E3 stop Kinect from being mandatory? WIll they prevent your system from needed to be connected to the internet? And hell, this apparently doesn't even charge the batteries, though it's nice that it does SOMETHING. No, us "Sony folks" don't complain about everything Xbox. Just the things worth complaining about. Meanwhile, you complain about nothing, as if the damn thing is perfect.
Hicken, "No, us "Sony folks" don't complain about everything Xbox. Just the things worth complaining about. Meanwhile, you complain about nothing, as if the damn thing is perfect." The difference is you rarely if ever said anything good about the Xbox 360 so why would we expect anything different? There comes a time where people such as yourself need to simply move on to greener pastures and if Sony is providing you with everything you need why do you keep wasting your time conflicting with others in Xbox related articles? If all you can come up with are things to complain about then they will never satisfy you. If I hate rap music I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to mix in the forums with those who like rap music and tell everyone how the music sucks and how I prefer rock or country. The only people who would do that are those craving attention and are trying to master the art of trolling. Talk about the Xbox One controller, tell us what you like and don't like about it. That's what this topic is about, not personal issues and baggage you've been carrying around for years trying to offload to others who aren't interested. Everything about the controller looks to be improved but I don't know why it doesn't have a rechargeable battery pack other than to keep costs down (or does it have one?). Those new triggers look to be a killer feature in Forza 5.
Awwww Hicken, Hicken, Hicken I know its a waist of time 'cause you have tunnel vision...you see I dont think X1 is perfect or ps4 for the record but heres YOUR PROBLEM where you see a negative I see something cool, ease of use, convenience sure it may not be for everybody but why in the hell would I complain about things that I actually like or dont mind for ex. always on 24hr check, controller charging, kinect, media/tv intergration, these are are things that I think are going to make MY experience better in the long run, as for used game drm, No I hate it, I spoke out, Ive sent negative emails almost daily on xbox live, Ive put negative feedback on forums, Ive participated in the no drm xbox twitter campaign but what im not going to do is let you or others like you on n4g dictate to me whats good for me. You see I'm not some self conscious little kid who needs approval from other people to validate my choices, as you seem to demonstrate by constantly following what you hate so much. I buy what I want, when I want it and I dont care much what ps4 does cause Im not too interested and I'm sure it will do just fine without me, I'll probably buy one later but either way there is no insult that could persuade me otherwise. I play on xbox live alot and I've built alot of great friendships game, I love xbl and psn is just a lesser experience imo. Sure micro could f up by adding some ridiculous pricing, strategy, policy, no games I want and I'd quit xbox gaming, choose other offerings but make no mistake I'll never make that decision based on anything YOU say. Truth is you are fighting a losing fictional war 'cause most xbox and ps fans for the record are NOT going to listen to fanboys on the internet. Ultimately your hatred is irrevelant and amounts to nothing more than a bunch of like minded individuals hugging each other for reassurance...while those of a different opinion laugh at you if they even bother to read your BS this time.
lol yes like PS3 back in 2006. Well done Microsoft. this reminds me of the fish next gen tech at their new VCR reveal: http://www.youtube.com/watc... @SilentNegotiator: why is that? i'm telling what it is!
You're really trying a little too hard there, buddy. edit: It isn't like the Ps3 in 2006, that's why. In fact, it's worse; it still uses AA batteries. You could have gotten a REAL burn in if you had read.
Did you even read the article? DID YOU READ THE ARTICLE? So quick to rush in and spout your crap anywhere just so you can be heard.
You mean the charging usb chord that came with the PS3 which was like two feet? I still dont understand why the hell they made it so short. I got to be basically dry humping the console to play the game if the battery is low. Make them 6-10 feet, people want to sit on the couch and play while charging.
@ Convas You're repeating yourself.
I must be dumb, how do you charge your 360 controller? is it not done by USB?
You don't recharge the 360 controller, you just change the batteries. Or you can buy rechargeable batteries and recharge them on the side.
you change the batteries at the back. EDIT: late reply lol
Or you get the play and charge and it basically acts like the PS3 charging style.
Yes, except that connecting it doesn't charge the batteries. It means that now there won't be two versions of the controller (wired and wireless). It's a step foward, although I still would rather not have to deal with AA batteries.
Except it still uses AA batteries
I dont even know how to respond to this.
I guess any news not focusing on the horrible reveal, or DRM, or Always on, or over heating issues, or downclocking the GPU, or if cloud computing is actually feasible, or what the actual specs are is good news for MS at this point, lol.
Way to bring all of that stuff up. Nobody had yet in this thread and it's really relative to the controller.
When there is positive news like Respawns new game being revealed as an Xbox exclusive, all the articles are suddenly pulled from N4G and every time someone tries to submit it again, it gets failed.
Sounds kind of desperate.. please stop..
But you would still need batteries....right?
Yes, but when the controller is plugged in its using power from the console too which extends battery life.
Why didn't they just make a dam battery pack standard then?
I honestly prefer the double AA's. I use to hate them and rocked a play and charge but after a year or so the life of the battery diminished so quickly after charged. I am not a big fan of rechargable batteries. Amazon usually sells them in bulk for hardly anything and you always get long life on them. It would be nice if they had wireless charging on these consoles though.
You're the first person who said They prefer Batteries over a Built in Rechargeable battery like the DS3/DS4 uses. I Prefer built in Rechargeable batteries.
Claims the xbox is all about rocket science technology.. .. uses batteries for remote in 2013
They all use some type of batteries smart guy....lol N4g fanboys are hilarious. @ the next 3 below You guys are not too bright...lol Batteries are batteries regardless whether it uses rechargeable or replaceable ones. At least when they die in the replaceable ones you can just replace without having to worry about plugging anything in. Plus AA last just as long, and maybe longer than the non replaceable rechargeable ones. Either way you will have to recharge or replace. It's a win-win. Fanboys are so naive and find something negative in anything.
He is talking about disposable batteries. It uses AA. Lol Microsoft fanboys are hilarious.
yes belking YOU are hilarious
I think the term fanboy is used way too loosely now adays. Infact if anything, your the fanboy for believing that replacing batteries rather than having a rechargable usb cable is better simply because your an xbox fanboy (for whatever reason I can't think of).
You are seriously stupid if you think wasting tons of money buying new batteries is the same as recharging your controller for no extra price. You can't charge AA batteries unless you feel like shelling out 25 dollars for rechargeable one. Either way, it's a waste of money. You don't have to pay money to recharge a controller with a rechargeable battery already there. No, you're the one that's not too bright. You stupid fuck.
@GamerDude "You can't charge AA batteries unless you feel like shelling out 25 dollars for rechargeable one." What, so is shelling out 25 dollars too expensive when one pair of batteries lasts more than an entire generation of consoles? I would much rather buy a new pair of rechargable batteries as opposed to buying a new controller when the batteries don't recharge anymore. Also, you know why the Nexus 4 isn't as good as the Galaxy S 3 regarding the battery? It's because the battery can't be removed, so when the phone battery dies, the phone dies. Looks like it's lights out buddy.
I don't see the problem with using batteries that can be swapped with rechargables/charge pak. At least you can remove them easily when they eventually die.
It's too simple. These fanboys see xbox anywhere in the title and they pounce....lol Rechargeable batteries or a charge pack is just as good as anything else.
My Sony Bluray Home Theatre Sound systems remote takes batteries. I still don't know what the deal is with complaining about batteries. The system will cost us about 400-500, the games will be like 60-70, but we're complaining about a box of 60 batteries on amazong for 10 dollars? Come on.
Sweet so i can plug it straight into my Sky box, and get the same experience as BoneBox users without the pervert cam.
Innovation right there. I kid, I know anything next gen is considered news but isn't this pretty obvious.
Awsome. I can't wait any longer. I'm going to explode.
you dont say! I thought it would preserve the charge by plugging it to the refrigerator. thank you micro$oft for explaining to me.
does it charge it? or...
nope, still AA batteries
I like batteries a lot better, I use nice rechargeable ones. I wont have to worry about battery life and buy a whole new controller when it doesn't hold a charge anymore...
at least we have option of what type of batteries that we can use or charge packs...
Well the battery on my ps3 controllers #5 of them# work perfect since day one #and i got 2 with my console 3 months after usa launch back then.. It takes me 15-20 mins to fully charge, and i can play hours without having to think in recharge them again. So i dont know what u are talking about
He's simply stating why he *prefers* the removable AA batteries. So I don't know what your last sentence is on about. I also prefer the removal AA method because of convenience. I've got two controllers and three pairs of rechargeable batteries. The batteries last roughly 1-2 weeks and when one goes flat, I just chuck in the extra pair and recharge the flat ones for 15mins. I bought the rechargeable batteries when I bought the 360 at launch and they're still going strong 7-ish years later. So the only time I need to get a new controller would be if the controller itself dies, not the batteries.
Double A's really MS? Just so you can sell an overpriced battery pack? Should be called the nickel and dime box! Pay to play online Pay for the privilege of used games Pay for batteries Ridiculous!
every article xbox1 related get bashed.......n4g is seriously pro sony
It has been like this for years *que some fanboy telling us how it was the opposite in 2006 and how that justifies all the moronic posts ever since
And in every xbox article, bad news is justified with "ZOMG it's b/c teh Sony fanbois that people don't like it!!" Still using AA batteries in 2013. Yep, only Teh Sony Fanbois would have an issue with that. /s
I have been using enelope batteries for a bit now and really like them. One thing I would like to know is if it will charge rechargable batteries in the controller or if that has to be done externally?
having WiFi Direct chip set is pretty sweet, will add lots a great features and high quality accessories.
Waiting for a exclusive design or the cable, the cable that comes with the console is 25 cms. long, and longer ones will have to be bought separately.
Impulse Triggers – Xbox One’s Wireless Controller sports four vibration motors – a small one behind each trigger that adds precise haptic feedback to the finger tips, and a larger in each grip for large scale rumbles. This gives users a sense of in-game directionality and depth, creating rich, immersive experiences where gunshots, car crashes and explosions can come to life. Higher Quality Headset Audio – The data transfer rate between the controller and console has been improved, allowing for higher fidelity audio in communication headsets. In-game chat over Xbox Live, according to the team, will be in many cases clearer than talking on a phone. Revamped Thumbsticks – The thumbsticks are built for precision and comfort. They’re smaller and outlined with a knurled texture for better grip. Competitive gamers will be pleased to hear the sticks require 25 percent less force to move, allowing you to adjust your aim in a first-person shooter or execute a half-circle sweep in a fighting game faster and more accurately. The controller also uses advanced electronics that reduce thumbstick deadzone in the center. Brand New D-Pad – The old Xbox 360 D-pad is replaced by a new design that pays homage to classic controllers and is architectured to deliver more precision and tactile feedback for gaming. The D-pad’s cross shape is honed to provide accurate cardinal direction input, sweeping movements and combinations – important factors for sports and fighting games, and other experiences. Buttons, Buttons, Buttons – The A, B, X and Y buttons are lower to the controller with tighter spacing, making the transition between each one smoother. A new, three-step manufacturing process gives these buttons a more premium look, as if the letters on them are suspended in 3-D space. The size and placement of the Xbox button has also changed so the view and menu buttons are more accessible. Seamless Connectivity – Each controller uses a combination of invisible reflective technology and LEDs to send a patterned infrared signal to your console and Kinect sensor. Not only does this make pairing the devices seamless, but it enables Kinect to associate the controller with whoever is holding it. This introduces innovative experiences, such as player switching, where a split screen display can swap positions on the TV if users change seats on the couch. Low Power State – If you’re watching a movie or need to step away from the TV, the controller enters a low power state that conserves your battery. The moment you pick it up again, it will be ready for use without having to resynch with the console. Refined for Comfort – The controller’s design is deliberately honed to the closest tenth of a millimeter to offer the most comfortable fit in users’ hands, and was tested extensively by a broader age group than ever before to ensure it is optimized for as many people as possible. According to the team’s research, this improves gameplay performance and allows comfortable gaming for longer periods of time. Angled Triggers and Bumpers – The triggers and bumpers are carefully designed for performance and comfort. The specific angling allows for a natural fit for your fingers, and the triggers require a lighter pull, so squeezing it repeatedly is an easier and more precise action. Internal Battery Cavity –The compartment that houses AA batteries is built into the interior of the controller, providing more room at the bottom for your fingers to grip. Another convenient improvement is that the controller is both wireless and a wired– simply plug it into your console with a mini USB cable and the connection automatically switches to preserve battery life.
Some kind of good-ish news for xbox one fans. I always play my ps3s with usb cable connected, never want to be left with dead controllers.
any time I see my battery meter low I switch to full battery or charged pack which just takes a second to replace
I have a launch PS3 that's still running great and I've never had to worry about the battery in the controller. I know you Xbox fanboys like changing your batteries and all, but like it not using AA batteries are becoming very old and ancient. Most devices today come with a rechargable battery. I think the amount of usage a device gets should determine if a rechargable battery is necessary or not(controllers should have a rechargable battery). It's just like when xbox fanboys were claiming dvd was enough and Blu-ray was not needed.
Batteries. Really? Talking about innovation. Lol.
Yeah cause the PS4 controller doesn't have batteries. /s
This is BS ... Batteries still.... Just make the controller with a charge pack like nintendo like sony so there is no more batteries... This way when the power get low you plug it in and it charges the battery pack.... and you are good to go... the way MS has it now is you plug in the controller and it will draw power from the system and not the batteries... it does not charge them.... it just does not uses them... SO LAME.... and a waste of batteries...
Wow! My mind is blown!
This is like magic. WOW. so amazing.
It's the fist time I've seen those triggers. Very much a throwback to the giant xbox controllers, which had those giant triggers. Hmmm.
LAWL i read this as "Xbox One controller can be plugged in PSVita USB to save power." i was like... WTF?!?! haha
PC confirmed then . Very sweet.