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Xbox One Analog Sticks Will Be Less "Twitchy" When Titanfall Arrives

Don't worry, Microsoft will work with Respawn to "fix" the Xbox One controller before Titanfall arrives.

What's wrong with the Xbox One controller?

Well, nothing really. However, developer Respawn Entertainment wants Microsoft to "fix" the gamepad before the hot new Xbox One exclusive, Titanfall, launches on March 11th.

According to what lead designer Justin Hendry told The Verge in a recent interview, the team has convinced Microsoft to release a new update that will make the analog sticks for the controller less "twitchy."

"It's just fixing the controller input, really. It wasn't really where we felt it should be; it was a little overly twitchy with the current controls. Now it's fixed. We're happy with it."

Furthermore, it seems Respawn is working with Microsoft on a new version of the 1080p upscaler, which should improve the graphics of games that aren't set to natively run in that resolution. Sounds like this developer is encouraging MS to make an overall better console, doesn't it? Maybe they should've come together before the system released...

Does the controller need this update?

The question is, do gamers see the Xbox One analogs as too "twitchy?" Has this been a big complaint among users since the system launched in November? I don't recall seeing a huge fallout over this, but I'd be interested to know how an update is going to settle the "twitchiness" of the analog sticks on the controller. I'm also wondering if other designers requested a similar update.

Published Feb. 12th 2014
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    "Maybe they should've come together before the system released..." they probably should have, but the dev kits probably were not the same as the released hardware. That's the only reason I can think they wouldn't have noticed it before, or wanted to fix it.
    But this is good news, with the console, the controller I still have not used....but I have used the PS4, and I love it! Shame they have no games, and so I will not buy either till that point.
  • Fathoms_4209
    Featured Columnist
    They don't have "no" games; they just don't have that many. And the PS4 gets inFamous: Second Son next month, while Xbox gets Titanfall. There's Thief this month as well. Don't forget that multiplatform games like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag are MUCH better on the next-gen consoles, too.

    Not saying that's a good reason for everyone to own a PS4 or Xbox One, but I don't really like the "no games" argument because it's so exaggerated.
  • Venisia Gonzalez
    Featured Columnist
    Yes the "no games" argument is very much exaggerated, that I do agree with.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    I see it this way, if it's on PC, I get it on PC, and most of the other games I am not interested in. So for me "no games" is correct. Because there are no games (ok, actually, there is on, and X1, Forza 5, but with the lack of stuff, it put me off). InFamous if a good example, but it's not on the console yet. It also (for me) is not a system seller, I need at least 4 to 5 games, because of the cost, last gen was 2 to 3, and that for me is a good buy.
  • Cortalia
    Contributor
    why do I forsee a bunch of people complaining that the XBOX ONE controller got "spongy" or "unresponsive"...

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