A lot of Xbox fans will be seeing Sony's brand-new, high-end controller doing the rounds in gaming circles at the minute, with PlayStation finally getting into 'Xbox Elite' territory with the 'DualSense Edge'. The Japanese company's new PS5 pad is an impressive-looking bit of kit, building on what Xbox first introduced with the Elite Controller in 2015.
Of course, Microsoft then followed that up with a revised model in 2019, simply dubbed the 'Elite 2 Controller'. While the second iteration added even more features to Xbox's high-end effort, unfortunately it failed to sort out the Elite 1's biggest problem - reliability.
Both of Xbox's Elite controllers have suffered various build quality issues, from peeling rubber grips and loose bumpers to random button inputs and broken analog sticks. While not everyone will run into these issues and some may have a much smoother experience, the problems are certainly widespread enough - we've sadly experienced them on multiple occasions here at Pure Xbox.
The arrival of PlayStation's equivalent controller has got us thinking that it's about time we started to hear about an 'Xbox Elite 3 Controller' from Microsoft. While we certainly have a feature list that we'd love to see implemented, we primarily want Xbox to focus on two main improvements.