XCOM 2 controller support limitation dissapoints gamers

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

It’s been a week since XCOM 2 was launched and since then, gamers have helped resistance forces fight alien invaders. In this game, players can command squad members in battles against aliens while leading the engineering department of the base between missions. Since its release, user feedback has been positive. Gamers appreciate the game’s overall performance, although some rare bugs do rear their ugly heads from time to time.

However, there is one element that players criticize about this game: controller support limitations. XCOM 2 supports only the Steam controller and doesn’t support the Xbox One controller, much to gamer’s disappointment. The previous XCOM game offered full controller support, so the developer’s decision to drop controller support is surprising.

Gamers want to be able to use the controller of their choice and have started a petition on Steam, asking Firaxis Games to bring back full controller support. The age of the thread clearly indicates the avid gamer interest in controller support for XCOM 2.

The native Steam Controller support is nice to have (buggy as hell) but native XBox controller support would be better for those of us with Steam Controllers – please stop saying “Get a Steam Controller!” .. I only play with my Steam Controller already!

There were rumors circulating before XCOM 2 was officially launched claiming that full controller support would be available soon after the game was released. However, these rumors were nothing but pure speculation, as Firaxis Games never made any such promise. With gamers promising to only buy the game if the company brings back full controller support, Firaxis should probably take notice and make something happen.


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