Is it just me, or does it seem like it took the chronically overpaid Xbox engineering team over five friggin’ years to admit the 360 controller D-Pad was in dire need of an overhaul?
Well, better late than never, I suppose.
So, maybe this controller – which includes a “transforming D-Pad” – won’t suck as much as the previous iteration.
At least not according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson (aka Larry Hyrb) – who insists the new D-Pad is both “revolutionary” and “ingenious.”
Why, you ask?
Well, apparently the revised D-Pad can be more easily manipulated and raised approximately an (amazing) quarter-of-an-inch simply by twisting it.
This new configuration is expected to work wonders for fighting games that require furious tapping and complex keypad combos.
Yeah, that’s cool and all – but why did it take Redmond five years to fix the problem?
Get your act together people, this isn’t rocket science!