On his blog, Major Nelson posted detailed information on the Xbox One controller. In response to tons of questions about it, Xbox Wire wrote a story the breaks down all of the changes and new features of the controller. I didn't think the Xbox 360 controller could be improved, but it looks like the Xbox One controller does just that. There's a lot of questions surrounds the Xbox One right now, but one thing that shouldn't be questioned is the awesomeness of this controller.
The three things that absolutely wows me with the Xbox One controller are these three changes:
Controller is both wireless and wired
The Xbox One controller still uses AA batteries. That's fine. The compartment for those batteries are now in the interior of the controller, so you have more room on the underside of the controller for your fingers. But to help preserve battery life, you can also plug your controller into your console with a mini USB cable and the connection will switch automatically. That's huge, in my opinion. Xbox One owners won't have to buy rechargeable battery packs and charging stations like they had to with the Xbox 360.
Continue reading about the controller's low power state and how Kinect pairs the controller with the player at GameZone.