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Xbox 360 pad overhaul for fight fans rumoured

by Steven Williamson on 31 August 2010, 14:07

Tags: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Xbox 360

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According to a report on Joystiq, Microsoft is planning a new version of the Xbox 360 controller that will feature a new type of directional pad.

The unnamed source told the website that the pad is set to launch shortly and gamers will be able to "rotate the d-pad ninety degrees" and it will "raise up about a quarter of an inch." This new feature is said to be targeted toward fighting game fans.

There have only been a few revisions of the Xbox 360 controller since the console launched in 2005, so it will be interesting to see whether the introduction of this new revision will take-off and indeed whether it does what it's supposed it. If it improves control, it can only be a good thing.

Microsoft has yet to confirm the existence of a new controller.

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Confirmed now(yeah that was quick wasn't it). http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/31/new-xbox-360-controller-with-improved-d-pad-confirmed-by-major-n/

Quite liking it myself, D-pad looks more use-able and no more primary colours, yay.