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Xbox One controller to get software fix following Titanfall complaints

Likely to arrive in February software update
Thu Feb 13 2014, 11:47
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GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Microsoft has revealed that it will release a software patch to its Xbox One controller to resolve complaints brought forward by the developer of Titanfall.

Microsoft has already announced an upcoming Xbox One software update ahead of Titanfall's release on 11 March that will improve multiplayer gameplay and deliver some internal tweaks. However, at the request of the developer of Titanfall, Microsoft reportedly will release a further software patch to fix the controller's "over-twitchy" responsiveness.

Speaking to The Verge, Titanfall lead designer Justin Hendry said, "It's just fixing the controller input, really. It wasn't really where we felt it should be; it was a little overly twitchy with the current controls. Now it's fixed. We're happy with it."

Microsoft added that the update will likely be included in its February release, and said that the patch will specifically "increase the sensitivity of the outer boundaries of the thumbsticks on the Xbox One controller". We think it meant "decrease", but either way, it apparently plans to fix the problem.

It's unclear when Microsoft's February update will appear, however, with the software release originally having been set to be rolled out on 11 February. However, Microsoft has said that it will arrive at some point this week with a battery life indicator, support for USB keyboards, and improved storage and game management features also included.

Beta registration for Titanfall opened yesterday for Xbox One and PC gamers, and apparently it has seen huge demand already that has caused the website to experience some glitches.

You'll have to be quick to get involved, as registration closes tomorrow, Friday 14 February. µ

 

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