Xbox Series X Controller

Microsoft has just revealed some close-up shots of its latest controller.

At first glance, the new Xbox Series X controller doesn't look a million miles away from the design of the Xbox One pad – after all, if something isn't broke, why fix it? – but we can assure you there are some welcome changes when you look a little closer.

There's a new share button for starters, and the shoulder triggers now have a grippy texture to them. The layout of the buttons remains the same, but the D-Pad is lifted from the Elite Xbox One controller.

While it looks the same, the Xbox Series X controller will actually be smaller than the Xbox One version, according to Ryan Whitaker, senior designer at Xbox:

By accommodating hands similar to those of an average 8-year-old, we found we could improve accessibility and comfort for hundreds of millions more people without negatively affecting the experience for those with larger hands. We did that by rounding the bumpers, slightly reducing and rounding parts around the triggers, and carefully sculpting the grips.

Xbox Series X Controller: Front
Xbox Series X Controller: D-Pad
Xbox Series X Controller: Share Button
Xbox Series X Controller: Ports
Xbox Series X Controller: Back
Xbox Series X Controller: Triggers

What do you make of this new pad? Were you hoping for an all-new design? Let us know with a comment.