Xbox One's New Buttons Explained

Microsoft has now explained the two new buttons on the Xbox One controller and their functionality.  The two new buttons called the "Menu" and "View" buttons replace the position of the "Start" and "Select" buttons  on the Xbox 360 controller.

According to a Microsoft representative talking to IGN, "The Menu button (on the right) 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, and accessing commands on the console's user interface."

The View button (on the left), "will chance 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."

Thanks IGN and PixelEnemy

To learn more about the new Xbox One controller, check out this hands-on review from IGN, and don't forget to leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

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