Xbox One controllers are getting Series X/S features like low latency

Microsoft is rolling out a new update that will add two Xbox Series X/S controller features to last-gen Xbox One controllers.

As detailed on the official Xbox Wire blog, the new update will add Dynamic Latency Input and Bluetooth Low Energy – which are already present in Series X/S controllers – to older controllers.

The update, which is rolling out now to Xbox Insiders on the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha tiers, adds the features to Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth support, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Xbox Adaptive Controllers.

Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) sends controller inputs to the Xbox Series X/S more efficiently, reducing input lag (the time between pressing a button and seeing the result on screen).

Last-gen Xbox One controllers sent controller inputs to the console every 8ms, regardless of when games needed the input data, meaning players pressing a button right after that window would see up to 7ms of extra latency.

DLI reduces this by having the controller send the most up-to-date input right before the game asks for it, keeping the latency low.

Bluetooth Low Energy, meanwhile, allows for better compatibility with non-Xbox devices and makes it easier for players to pair their controller with something that isn’t an Xbox One or Series X/S.

Players will be able to play wirelessly with their controller on Windows 10 PCs, iOS 15+ and Android devices that support Bluetooth Low Energy.

The controller will remember one Xbox device and one Bluetooth device, and by double-tapping the pair button the player can quickly switch between them.

Apple launched its iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 operating systems in April, which added support for the Series X and S controllers. Its devices now support Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5 and PS4 controllers.

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I like how Microsoft isn't just straight up ignoring last gen and they are continuing to add features to improve the experience, just like the cloud gaming that One users can use to play next gen games

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