During this year, Microsoft might roll out an upgraded version of the Xbox One Controller, if we were to trust two Microsoft patents that the company filed in 2017. However, only in December 2018, the patents obtained the green light, so we might indeed see an upgraded Xbox One Controller in 2019.
The first patent presents triggers with an input device with linear geared feedback, while the second one was for triggers with motor-driven adjustable tension, as reported by GameSpot.
“A user-input device includes a user-actuatable trigger configured to pivot about a trigger axis, a rack gear interfacing with the user-actuatable trigger, a force-feedback motor including a drive gear interfacing with the rack gear, and a posture sensor configured to determine a posture of the user-actuatable trigger about the trigger axis. The force-feedback motor is configured to drive the rack gear based on a force-feedback signal,” Microsoft explained.
Xbox One Controller To Receive A New Upgrade, According To Some Recent Microsoft Patents
In short, both these Microsoft patents center on providing better feedback when pulling the trigger on an Xbox One controller. That would mean an increased level of responsiveness in specific video games where the triggers could be used for certain action-specific tasks such as running or shooting.
“A user input device includes a user-actuatable trigger configured to pivot about a trigger axis, a rack gear, a return spring operatively intermediate the user-actuatable trigger and the rack gear, a force-feedback motor and a posture sensor configured to determine a posture of the user-actuatable trigger about the trigger axis,” the Microsoft patents on a potentially new Xbox One Controller read.
“The return spring is configured to forward bias the user-actuatable trigger toward an extended posture. The force-feedback motor is configured to drive the rack gear based on a force-feedback signal and thereby adjust a spring force applied by the return spring to the user-actuatable trigger,” the description continues.
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