Controller design has kind of settled within the final 15 years into the snug twin-stick format with which we’re all acquainted. However avid gamers who wish to tweak it may accomplish that, in the event that they’re prepared to pay a premium. Take, for instance, the eSwap X Pro from Thrustmaster, now out there for the Xbox One, Xbox Collection X, and Xbox Collection S.
The signature function is the flexibility to swap the place of the analog sticks and D-pad, to allow you to select between Xbox and PlayStation-style layouts (the latter has the 2 sticks proper subsequent to one another). These elements, along with the grips on the rear triggers and the facet, may be swapped out with suitable elements for a greater really feel or cosmetics.
The controller has many of the different options you’d anticipate from the present era of ultra-premium designs: 4 rear buttons, set off locks, replaceable analog stick pads, and full customized controls that may be remapped on the fly. One factor which may make the eSwap X Professional extra interesting than Xbox Elite controller is the flexibility to retailer and recall two completely different profiles with buttons on the sting—all the higher for sharing that super-expensive controller amongst multiple participant.
And, it’s costly. Regardless of being a wired mannequin, the eSwap X Professional will set you again $159.99. Further modular elements don’t come low cost, both: You’ll pay twenty bucks for a brand new stick or D-pad; or fifty for a full set of two sticks, two stick pads, a D-pad, and facet and rear set off grips.