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Video: An in-depth look at the Xbox One controller

By Mike Jackson on Wednesday 14th Aug 2013 at 7:25 PM UTC

The Xbox 360 controller is widely considered to be the best current-gen pad. Microsoft has claimed '40 improvements' have been made with the new Xbox One controller, and that makes it kind of a big deal.

The biggest and most obvious changes are in the triggers, which are now fatter and boast their own individual rumble feedback motors, a vastly improved d-pad and the relocation of the Xbox Home button, which has been shifted upwards and hopefully away from accidental mid-game presses.

But there are many more tweaks that, while not as immediately obvious, do culminate in an all-round improved controller. CVG's Rob Crossley goes hands-on with the new pad in the video below to offer an in-depth look at exactly what's new and how it all feels in the palm of your hands.

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Rob gave the PS4's new DualShock 4 controller a similar going-over in a recent hands-on video. Hit that link for an in-depth look.