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Xbox survey about PS controller features sparks rumours of Xbox DualSense

Published: 09:18, 06 January 2021
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By now, everyone's aware that Sony's DualSense controllers are the bee's knees and this includes Microsoft, whose survey asked Xbox owners what PS controller feature they'd like to see on their console.

According to a screenshot posted by Reddit user FOREM4N, Microsoft are conducting a survey among Xbox Series X and S owners. 

Basically, it's a simple statement that asks users whether they agree with the following statement, "I am aware of features on PlayStation controllers that I wish were on the controller that came with this console."

Microsoft are clearly not oblivious to the features that set DualSense controllers apart, which at this point are adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. That said, while adaptive triggers are a nice feature, we're fairly certain the survey was more interested about haptic feedback, due to its obvious potential. 

Now, DualSense's potential is yet to be utilised fully, and we're hoping that Hitman 3 is the one to do it, since it launches in January. IO Interactive said they took great care in integrating its features into Agent 47's repertoire, with each weapon sporting a different, recognisable rumble pattern. 

While it's too early to suggest that the Xbox maker is out to copy PlayStation 5's DualSense tech, Microsoft's interest in these features gives us hope that we may see them on Xbox Series X / S and eventually on PC as well. 

SONY PS5's DualSense controller, cropped PS5's DualSense controller

Sony have already released official drivers for DualSense controller for Linux, although the haptic feedback will take more time to implement. Apparently, the amount of data dumped in the process requires more planning to execute on other platforms, but Sony expressed willingness to discuss and hopefully amend this problem.

You can find the Reddit post in question here .

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