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[UPDATE] Microsoft Revises Xbox One Controller – New Look Revealed

Updating yesterday’s news about the ever-so-slightly redesigned Xbox One controller which is set for release this June, we’ve now seen what it’ll look like from the front – thanks to a leak from an Austrian retailer.

Before it got pulled the Libro website had pictured the new controller and it’s packaging, revealing an abstract urban camouflage motif in varying shades of grey. But as expected the shape and form factor remain the same as the classic control pad.

The box it comes in also names the new pad as ‘Covert Forces’ and gives reference to the addition of a new port stating ‘Now with 3.5mm headset jack’. Read below for details of that exciting new extra.

[Originally Published May 28, 2015:]
It’s believed that Microsoft will be revealing a newly redesigned Xbox One controller at the E3 event next month – or perhaps even sooner.

A simplistic diagram of the underside of the revised XB1 control pad has been seen to fulfil pretty much all of the usual expectations as found on the current incarnation and there’s nothing visually ground-breaking about the new design witnessed in the tease we’re given.

But if you read through the accompanying list of features you may note there are 16 now, rather than the regular 15 buttons, bumpers and ports found on the version we know today.

This is because there’s one noteworthy addition on this controller which will allow more options for headphone users which comes with the introduction of a 3.5mm jack port for audio gear to be connected, without use of an adapter, alongside the expansion port at the bottom edge of the pad. This is going to become the norm for any Xbox One controller stocked after “June 2015”.

It’s thought that the controller might also come with a built in rechargeable battery as standard but this isn’t confirmed and otherwise the pad will look and feel just the same.

With little over two weeks until E3 we might find out a bit more about the new Xbox One controller and maybe it’ll pack a few extra surprises that we’re not yet informed of. In the meantime, check out the ‘in-depth’ comparison below.