GameInformer: "Microsoft announced yesterday that it was releasing a new controller for the Xbox One and PC this October, and we were able to get our hands on the device, which is aimed squarely at pro-level players."
A controller for the pros no doubt but I will get one (not because I'm a pro) but because it looks really good. All those swappable components and custom additions like paddles to switch gears etc. But the price is a hefty pill to swallow.
Agreed. The price is the only thing that's making me wait for the inevitable price drop. Otherwise it looks amazing from what i have seen so far.
"aimed squarely at pro-level players" -Yeah, like I said yesterday its too expensive for the average customer but that's not its intended audience. The standard controller is awesome enough and will do fine for most, of course I'm no pro either but I know I just have to have luxury pad like this one. Heres a better up close and personal look at it, with specs: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/x...
im getting one absolutely.. but... hoping i can wait for a price drop before impulse wins over.. lol sensitivity curves, hair trigger physicals locks, built in FPSFreaks sticks... its impressive..
Too bad, impulse ALWAYS wins
The price is indeed a hefty pill to swallow, too hefty for me. Even for a competitive level controller the price is still incredibly steep!
No its not. Scuff controllers go for $200 and with half as many features as this.
Well it's a good price seeing that a Scuf controller with the same specs will be around $185
But for that price Im thinking... Does it come in the case I seen with all the swapable parts?
yup.. case.. 3 sets of sticks, 2 dpads etc.. its not just for pros imo.. think about how much you use your controller, some things in life are worth spending money on the best.. your bed, your TV etc.. things you use every single day for hours a day deserves some extra money spent.. i can justify $150 ($179 in my case) on my controller, but i dont really want to if i dont have to lol... i wait until xmas to sniff out a sale but after that? its getting ordered regardless
I'm a pro only in regards to the amount of time I use my controllers, because I play a lot. I'm certainly no pro in my skill level, and honestly don't really even play all that many competitive games. That said, just strictly based on durability, I'll likely buy one of these. I've had numerous 360 pads and even a couple XB1 pads start to have issues with the thumb sticks.... Catching around the edges, or a slight bit of tracking in one direction sometimes when it should be in a neutral position. So if this thing is more durable and not prone to issues like that, I'll likely get one just because I'll be confident it will last longer.
Who does this cater too? Most of my friends who play alot or the one who plays for money, all have their own controllers already. Maybe this is better than those companies that build them for you. I dunno.
you dont have to be a pro to use pro equipment :) just overkill :D
@Septic "Hefty pill to swallow" Totally agree but the controller is steadily climbing up amazon best seller charts http://www.amazon.com/best-...
Without the option to move the thumbsticks, not interested. That's my only issue with it. Love the heck out of the default thumbsticks and use them on my PS4 controllers, though. I don't know why you'd ever want to change those beautiful things.
This not for everyone, but if you have the cash and you love to game, its a no brainer. It just looks so so sweet. Very impressive imho
its slick but for $150 I am not hardcore like that. Maybe some kind of black friday deal down the line.
$99 sounds like a better price point but as long as it is a premium product, I can deal with it. I doubt it will but hopefully it comes with a "premium" warranty.....
$99 would sound like a better price because it is cheaper.
Hope you didn't hurt any brain cells coming up with that conclusion, Captain Obvious!
Looks like the king of controllers.
They made the king even better.
The controller looks amazing, it is pricey but so are SCUF controllers which what this basically is.
The controller looks amazing and I would love it for my PC but admittedly it's out of my price range.
I've pre ordered two
The controller looks awesome. The price, while it seems expensive, might be justifiable to a pro player. I heard that with the standard controleler, pros need to replace them every 3 months due to wear and tear... This should be much more durable, and would be cheaper than buying replacements before the year is through.
Looks like the best controller ever made, but $150? :/
Yeah bit pricey, think I'll wait till it comes down. But does look pretty great... read somewhere that the sticks, triggers and bumpers are made of steel. Try Break that :P
Yeah, I saw that. It'll probably last me a long time, so it's probably worth it
that's what trade ins are for.
I can't pay 150$ for a controller. I have the money it's the principle for me.
Yeah. I already consider gamepads overpriced, and I hate paying just $60 for one. When I get an XB1 I think Ill be sticking with the regular controller.
Pro or amateur am getting me one . Mofo look awesome.
I can warrant that price. The thing looks like a transformer. The customizable pat is a plus too. This is a premium product and those who want A. Step up the game by cusromization or B. Want to try it out will get it. Im on the B side.
god i hate the xbox one default controller, so much so so much. i now suck at every fps game cause of the horrible thing, the sticks are too tall and too small, that's not precision for me, that's anxiety inducing nightmares. i used to be really good with the xbox 360 controller, so hopefully this controller gives you the option for sticks like the 360 one.
I'll be gettin' me one of those bad boys.
Definitely an enthusiast piece of hardware, and even with the pricepoint I bet it will sell well until the inevitable price drop. I dont really follow controller mods, but is there any competition as far as "pro" controllers go on consoles?
I want one now but the price is very high... Looks amazing!
$150 is not a lot of money.. especially for a controller that will last for years (I would hope). I will be getting one of these because of the amount of hours that I spend on competitive gaming. sports and shooters. Gears will be out, COD, Star Wars, NFS, Halo 5. All of these games that are coming out this year that I want.. I will be spending probably over $500 in the next couple months..
I don't understand where they justify the price? The components sure as hell don't cost that much. From whats listed at least in this article, it would suggest an extra £10-£15. It's using the same mold & the majority of the same parts. With an extra couple of short plastic leavers, rubber grips, little pieces of stainless steel & a magnet. You can't just add an extra £100 & say it's "pro". That's ridiculous. Where is the extra price coming from exactly?? It's a controller, it would be a joke at £60. £140 though & someone really is obviously taking the piss somewhere.
Pay to win sucks, the buttons on the back especially will give a huge advantage to anyone with enough money to buy one and play with the non pros. I hope others will join me in asking Sony to make a similar but reasonably priced version of this for the PS4. It doesn't need to be metal etc, even (4+) plastic buttons on the back will help so much (not having to move your fingers off of one button and onto another saves precious time as I've learned from PC gaming). Even Xbox fans should ask Sony to make this controller because it might make MS lower their price or make a less fancy version without all the adjustable stuff, if everyone complains enough.
This new controller won't mean shit if they don't fix the analogue drift issue!! http://forums.xbox.com/xbox...
The controller looks awesome! I'm not too fond of the price tag, but I think this is going to be one of the first pro-style controllers I ever purchase. Plus, it looks really comfortable on the hands.
Not worth the money. I've seen people say as soon as you grab the controller your pressing g the paddles. I think it's funny that when Scuf controllers were posted on here people said it was too expensive and pointless. Now MS drops a similar controller it's,"Hell yeah" or "I've got the money for that".
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