Xbox Scarlett Controller Could Be Featuring Force Feedback
Next-gen Xbox Scarlett controllers could be featuring force feedback, according to new patents by Microsoft.
Four patents were filed by the Redmond company, and all of them are likely to be leading to the introduction of the technology.
It's worth to note that haptic feedback is currently equipped on Xbox One controllers, and that these patents are most probably going to add force feedback on triggers.
“Such a motor-driven, force-feedback trigger configuration enables the user-perceived state of the trigger to be dynamically adjusted in any suitable manner based on any suitable conditions,” the patents report.
“For example, the user-perceived state of the trigger may be changed based on a parameter of a computing device or an application executed by the computing device, such as a game parameter of a video game.
In one example, the user-perceived resistance of the trigger is dynamically adjusted to correspond to characteristics (e.g., pull length, pull weight) of different virtual triggers of different virtual weapons. In another example, the user-perceived state of the trigger may be dynamically adjusted based on different user preferences.
Such dynamic control of the user-perceived state of the trigger may increase a level of immersion of a user experience.”
So, just to name an example, the intensity of the feedback could convey the feeling of using a different weapon each time you grab one in a shooter game.
Xbox Scarlett is the codename to the family of next generation consoles coming from Microsoft, which are expecting to drop in 2020.
Of course, it's not a given that these patents get actually used for Xbox Scarlett controllers, but wouldn't it be great?
Source: Windows Latest