2020-11-13 Progress update - Received Xbox Series X/S controller

A project log for BlueRetro

Multiplayer Bluetooth controllers adapter for retro video game consoles

jacques-gagnonJacques Gagnon 11/13/2020 at 18:200 Comments

I received the Xbox Series X/S controller today! It's really nice but unfortunately at first view it only support BLE. (PS5 Dual Sense is still BR/EDR (aka. BT classic)).

Support for this controller will need to wait for me to add the BLE support which will also enable using BLE keyboard & mouse and the Steam controller.

Checkout the Android trace & HID descriptor for the new Xbox controller here.

The descriptor is a mix of the Xbox One controller xinput and dinput descriptor. Look like microsoft is moving away from Xinput. Report 1 & 3 closely match the dinput one, report 2 & 4 are added from the xinput one.

Other than that I ordered some new cables PCB for making PSX cable and ordered 20 BlueRetro DevKit assembled boards for the Beta. I also received most of the extension cord required for building the cable adapter for the Beta.