Again and again, the head of Xbox Phil Spencer has reiterated the importance of delivering gaming to a wider audience, regardless of their chosen platform. This sentiment certainly seems to be at least a part of Microsoft’s latest initiative in asking Xbox Series X/S owners whether they would like their console to have features, more aligned with the Sony PlayStation 5 and DualSense Controller.
This comes in the form of a questionnaire distributed to random Series X/S owners, and asks respondents to agree or disagree with the following statement:
“I am aware of features on PlayStation controllers that I wish were on the controller that came with this console,”
This suggests that Microsoft is listening to the heavy praise for Sony’s latest controller, particularly its critically acclaimed adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. In addition, the survey asks participants “Which controller features Xbox Series X/S” they would like to see “and whether they believe their new console feels “next-gen””, suggesting that the company is looking at DualSense compatibility (though unlikely) or designing a brand new controller (maybe the Elite III?) to stand toe to toe with the innovative features of the PS5.