While lithium batteries are the default choice to power millions of devices around the world, it appears that both Microsoft and Xbox gamers have other plans in mind for the controller of the future Xbox Series X, and is that the company, based on the feedback of its users, has chosen to equip the command of this console with a slot for AA batteries.
The reasoning is simple, and it is that, according to the company, is a more flexible choice. While it is true that generally lithium batteries can provide us with superior autonomy, they also make it more difficult to repair the remote control in case of failure of the battery itself, In addition to the discomfort of having to charge the controller if we run out of battery in the middle of a game, something that cannot be remedied very easily because keeping a lithium battery permanently charged is detrimental to your health.
Secondly, A controller powered by AA batteries can be brought back to life on a full charge in seconds, something that is quite interesting when it comes to returning to a game as soon as possible, especially if we find ourselves playing with friends.
The Xbox Series X is expected to hit the market in summer 2020.