Carbon Design Group

Xbox 360 Game Controller

Xbox Game Controller - Engineering Hero

Best game controller in the world. To support the introduction of the Xbox 360, Microsoft partnered with Carbon’s engineering team to bring what is now one of the most recognizable controllers to market.

Parallel Processing

In order to maintain an aggressive schedule, five ergonomic directions were pursued in parallel—each with its own mature engineering solution.

This parallel-path strategy enabled the team to build functional prototypes  for extended game-play testing, and ensured that Microsoft would go to launch quickly after a winning direction had been established in world-wide testing.

The final force-feedback controller delivers a 15% reduction in size from the previous generation, despite the added wireless capability. Optimized for high volume production, the 360 Game Controller has proven to be a rugged and reliable favorite of gamers all over the world.


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