The Game Guy
Pro Controllers: the status symbol of the gaming elite. Holding one of these custom game pads says, “I spent over $300 on my new-gen console, and I want a Rolls Royce to control it.” Companies like SCUF have been making custom pads for the competitive scene for a while, but Microsoft arguably brought the business to the forefront when they released their first-party Elite controller earlier this month.
While SCUF has a hand in the Xbox One’s Elite controller, the two brands still have distinctly different products. I put both brands through a rigorous testing period that included hours of “Halo 5” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.” With a pro pad in hand, was I able to “break off no-scopes mad free” and “hit sweet killtacs for my thousands of Twitch followers”? Well, not exactly, but I was surprised how it did improve my skills over time. Here’s how the SCUF Gaming Infinity1 and 4PS controllers and the Xbox One Elite matched up.