After the release of the Xbox One Elite controller last month, the news that the new Xbox One update adds controller custom button remapping comes with the sigh of relief from players who do not want to pay 150$ for the remappable elite controller.
Xbox One has released more and more player requested features recently, leaving PS4 behind. The added backwards compatibility announcement came by storm during the E3 conference this year, even though it still suffers from intense FPS drops.
Custom button remapping is something that PC users had since the beginning, and now even console players can use it if they want their controller buttons to be used in different ways (you can remap the Y button to function as the A button and vice versa).
This remapping can be achieved by using the Accessories app present on the console dashboard or by entering the settings tab in order to start the application from the Ease of Access tab. The process is easy to use but it will not carry over if you use the same controller on a different console.
This will help players who consider that the normal button mapping that certain games come with is ineffective, giving the Xbox One console a more customizable and user friendly feel. Even if certain game developers might insist that their original mapping is the way the game was meant to be played, the added user freedom will surely bring a smile to many users worldwide.
Besides complete button remapping, you can also permanently invert the Y axis of your controller to better suit your needs when playing first person or third person games without having the need to constantly enter the game option menu in order to change those settings.
This button remapping feature is something that the Xbox 360 console came with at launch and it made users wary when the Xbox One did not show signs of this feature at all. But Microsoft rectified that with the new update and will likely listen to more and more fan requests in the coming future, making the Xbox One more and more sought after when compared to its peers.
Users have to keep in mind that by changing the buttons through the console application it will not show those changes in the button layouts of the game. For example, during a tutorial, if prompted to press the Y button, you will have to press the button to which you remapped that function.
The patch notes that state how the Xbox One update adds controller custom button remapping can be found on the main update site and will surely pave the way for a more customizable and user friendly environment for new and old Xbox users everywhere.