You will be able to use the controller with a variety of devices via Bluetooth 5.2 and direct connection with the cloud. As for practical features, the controller adds VCA haptics that also work as speakers, quieter buttons and thumbsticks, as well as an accelerometer to allow for gyro controls. No previous Xbox controller has had gyro controls and documents do not clarify what games would use the feature. You also can simply lift the controller to activate it.Gamespot
And, as an added bonus, this new Xbox controller will include a rechargeable and replicable battery. Current Xbox controllers only come with Duracell batteries.
For Phil Spencer’s part, he commented on X / Twitter as follows: