Xbox One Controller Detailed, Battlefront 3 Rumors


Xbox One Controller Detailed, Battlefront 3 Rumors

The buttons to replace the select and start buttons have been named. A Microsoft representative stated the buttons will be called “Menu” and “View” buttons. Along with the names, the functions of these buttons were given too. The Microsoft representative talked to IGN, explaining both functions for the Menu and View buttons.

“The Menu button will bring up context-specific menus which game and app developers can design to enhance the user experience. The Menu button could be used in scenarios such as bringing up in-game menus, showing video playback options, accessing commands on the consoles user interface”.

Meanwhile, the view button “will change views or provide more information in games and apps. The function of the View button will be driven by developers. Possible uses of the View button include viewing a map during a role playing game, displaying a leaderboard in a first person shooter, and enhancing the navigation of the console’s user interface”. Some didn’t realize that the Xbox symbol at the top of the controller was the new home button, but it’s been confirmed as the same button as seen previously on the Xbox 360.

Microsoft also confirmed that the Xbox One is designed to sit horizontally as part of an entertainment center, rather than standing alone upright. A spokesman said the Xbox One is “designed as a premium entertainment system that is aesthetically at home in the living room, the console is intended to sit horizontally. Additionally, the airflow and venting system was optimized for this horizontal orientation”. Whether this means the console will not function properly if upright is unclear, all we know for now is that Microsoft’s intends on the console sitting horizontally.


EA will be releasing games on the current gen consoles until 2017 and possibly even longer than that. CFO Blake Jorgensen made the announcement earlier in the week at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference in New York. Although Jorgensen didn’t go into details, he did talk a little about the company’s Star Wars deal. When doing so he teased the possibility of revisiting already established franchises of Star Wars: Battlefront. Jorgensen said “These aren’t movie games, per se; these are stand-alone games. But obviously they would come out near the movies and be able to tailgate off of some of the buzz that will be created around the new Star Wars movies”.”The opportunity to do a new Battlefront, for example, which is one of the very popular Star Wars games, or some of the other traditional games that were made, is very exciting”. Hopefully this small statement is a tease for a new Battlefront game, which fans have been appealing for ever since the 2005 title, Star Wars: Battlefront 2.