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As promised, the New Xbox One Experience is now rolling out worldwide, although it won't hit every console at once. It should be available for everyone by the end of the day, however.
If you keep your Xbox One in the instant-on power mode, the update will download automatically. Otherwise, you'll need to enter the System part of the Settings menu to check for availability. Early reviews of the Windows 10-based interface suggest it's much faster than the previous Xbox One menu system, and it'll be a sight for sore eyes for anyone who hated the chunky boxes from before.
Of course, one of the biggest additions is Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, and 104 games are playable now, with a full list available here. More will be added starting in December, with favourites like Call of Duty: Black Ops, BioShock Infinite, and Halo Reach all promised at some point.
Xbox One Elite's Wireless controller has once again established Microsoft's dominance in terms of game console controller creation.
After Sony released the Playstation 4's DualShock 4 controller, users finally found a clear game changer for the rivalry in terms of which console had a better controller, says . However, just as Xbox Elite's wireless controller came out, all of a sudden, Xbox One has once again gained supremacy as having the better console controller.
The Elite version of the controller comes in a more pronounced rumble in the triggers, grippier surfaces along the handle, the A, B, X and Y buttons do not follow the usual Xbox one controller color scheme and it is customisable.
The Xbox One Elite bundle was launched by Microsoft with a tag price of $499. The premium console comes with more exclusive titles such as Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of Tomb Raide and Forza Motorsport, according to . The Xbox One Elite console comes with a 1 terabyte solid state hybrid drive, sleeker faster wireless controller, a controller carrying case and extra storage for Xbox 360 games.
According to , Xbox aims to appeal to the more than just the mainstream gamer by making nearly every aspect of the controller customizable. Gamers can conveniently take off the magnetic d-pad and sticks off the face of the controller, and change them with different ones.
The Xbox Accessories app also allows users to customize the controller's configuration. Moreover, the app comes with some pre-loaded configurations that owners of the controller can choose from. With the flip of Hair Trigger Locks, users can fire much faster as the locks stop the trigger movement after the shot and give more time to fire the next shot.
The Xbox One Elite controller can also be purchased separately for 149.99 dollars, which is a pretty hefty price to pay, but one that gamers will be willing to shell out for the precision and design it proves.
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