I'm starting to have stick drift issues in left analog but they're minor, but they're there nonetheless and it has been disruptive to some games. Trying to blow down into the analog housing buys me time and it hasn't utterly ruined my gaming, so I'm not pressed to mail it in if its under warranty at this moment. If I have the time I'd like to wait so I don't miss on Halo 5 and Tomb Raider. I'm curious how long the warranty is good for so if I need to I can send it in for repair/replacement while the offer is still good.
Though, I hear that the Foxconn design of analog housing in the controller for both Xbox One and PS4 are the same and that Foxconn skimped on durable housing and that is responsible for the stick drifting issues. By comparison against the design of the component used on the Xbox 360 controller, the Xbox 360 analog housing was much sturdier. By experience, my Xbox 360 controllers were very well designed. Only one bit the dust because of that awful arm wrestling mini-game in GTA IV: Lost & Damned DLC that required really fast waggling of the analog and after two rounds of that I had drift in one of my controllers so I avoided any similar activity from then on. Even being extra careful to baby my Xbox One controller I still got analog drift.
Why I brought that up is that I'm worried if the manufacturing defect that causes the stick drift hasn't been addressed then how will I know if I send it in under warranty or repair, will it actually be repaired to be durable or to original specification, or will it just be replaced and I'll have another dying controller in less than a year? Or if it is replaced will it be with one where the manufacturing defect has been addressed?
In case you don't know, the manufacturing defect is explained very well in this video I'll provide below (please excuse the robot voice, I didn't make it). Notice how they compare the analog design of the Xbox 360 controller and how it is superior to that used in the Xbox One controller. if Microsoft has yet to get it addressed then please let this be your notice if you guys haven't begun to address it yet. (for Heaven's sake it's been two years almost)...
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