PowerA showed off their forthcoming competitive controller, called the Fusion (technically called the FUS1ON, but come on, like we're writing that fifteen times). From our time with the controller, we think it - unlike ourselves- might have a chance to compete in tournaments.
Of the improvements to its Xbox and PS3 counterparts are its precision d-pad, ergonomic and slim form, and the interchangeable grips it comes with.
Of course, it’s not all about the competition, and a small button on the back illuminates the controller green, blue, or red (or turns the illumination off).
The analog sticks are much larger than the Xbox and PS3’s and do in fact feel a bit faster, even to noobs like us.
The interchangeable grips are an interesting touch, but not one casual gamers are likely to mess with much. They’re screwed in place which means a couch-level drop to the floor won’t see your controller exploding into a dozen pieces, but having the option to switch them out in the first place is a nice touch. We're told one pro even uses the fronts of one grip, the backs of the other.
The Fusion has a heavy duty braided 3-meter cord and comes with a protective travel case. Still no word on official release date or pricing, but we’ll let you know what we know, when we know it.