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Microsoft to launch new Xbox One controller at E3 2015?

Sam Loveridge

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Microsoft could launch a brand new Xbox One controller at E3 2015, according to a new leak.

What’s the most promising though is that the leak came from the official Xbox Support website, suggesting we could be in for a new controller launch next month.

The website mentions a controller with a 3.5mm headphone port at the base, rather than the current proprietary port that’s scuppering headset manufacturers.

Apparently this new feature is “only available on controllers released after June 2015”.

That means we could see Microsoft unveil a new controller at E3 2015 during its press conference on June 15.

It’s unclear from the leak whether the new pad will offer any other new features aside from the new headphone jack.

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We hope that the new controller will give you the option to charge via USB straight out of the box, just like the PS4 DualShock 4, rather than having to buy the Play and Charge Kit separately.

It looks like the new controller will otherwise retain the same shape as the current Xbox One Wireless Controller from the support page leak below.

When the Xbox One was launched, news came that existing headset and other new cross-platform headsets wouldn’t be compatible with the new console.

That was because Microsoft decided to equip the Xbox One Wireless Controller with a proprietary port at the base for accessories.

This meant the company had to launch a special Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter (RRP £24.99) to make gaming headsets directly compatible.

It looks like this is about to change though.

TrustedReviews will be at E3 2015 so make sure to stay tuned for all the gaming gossip.

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