Microsoft Confirms: Xbox One Controller Buttons Remapping

Xbox One Controller Button Remapping
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 Mike Ybarra, of Microsoft’s gaming team, has revealed on Twitter- “Xbox One Controller Button Remapping”, that all of us will soon be able to completely remap the buttons on any Xbox One controller so that you can change what the system sees when you click the B button, for instance.

This season is shaping up to be one of the biggest for Microsoft’s Xbox One. With big exclusive games such as Halo 5: Guardians and the Rise of the Tomb Raider along with multi-platform hits such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Fallout 4, there’s a lot to look forward to for many an Xbox One owner.

The feature “Xbox One Controller Button Remapping” was previously exclusive to the Xbox Elite controller, set to release later this month alongside Halo 5: Guardians.

The news from Mike Ybarra of Microsoft’s gaming team, who replied to a question on Twitter about why gamers need to pay the $150(approximately Rs. 10,000) price tag for the feature when the PlayStation 4 has it standard. Ybarra said that button remapping would be coming for all Xbox One controllers soon. He didn’t specify a time, but in November seems likely, as that’s when the console will be updated with backwards compatibility for select Xbox 360 games.

Xbox One Controller Button Remapping allows users to customize settings so that pressing the A button is recognized as pressing the X button, for example, or pressing B can replace pressing the right trigger button. Not only does this allow gamers to use the controller as they like when playing certain games, but it also helps those with physical impairments be able to reach certain buttons and play games that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to.

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