Microsoft recently announced a new Xbox Series X, and the company is also working on the improved Xbox One handle. Microsoft’s new Xbox One handle may make some meaningful adjustments while retaining existing features and designs, according to a new patent application. A patent called “User Input Device Rocker” was released in February 2020, indicating improvements to the Xbox handle. The patent is designed to improve the tiltable parts of the handle.
In addition, Microsoft says the handle has been improved to provide an improved tension adjustment to accommodate different users’ preferences for the tension applied to the rocker during operation. For example, a larger tension stick provides greater resistance than a low tension rocker to prevent the user’s thumb or finger from tilting.
The patent application also points to other potential improvements. Microsoft said in the filing that the handle has a tension-adjustable rocker that uses threads to engage between the tiltable column and the base connected to the rocker. The tiltable column includes the outer thread at the far end, the pile anchor characteristic, and the near end opposite the far end. An adjustable tension mechanism is configured to modify the tilt tension of the tiltable column.
Microsoft’s patent also highlights other improvements to the Xbox One handle, all of which will not make any changes to the handle’s existing design.