THRUSTMASTER GP XID PRO: THE GAMEPAD THAT GIVES PC GAMERS A WEAPON AS PRECISE AS IT IS EFFECTIVE

10.31.2017

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Rennes, October 31, 2017 — With the brand-new GP XID PRO, PC gamers will now be able to get their hands on a totally plug-and-play gamepad that lets them start playing games right away, under optimal conditions and with absolute precision in all of their actions.

Built-in XInput standard: A powerful advantage

The GP XID PRO benefits from featuring the XInput (XID) standard built right into the gamepad, allowing it to be totally plug-and-play: just plug the gamepad in and start playing – there’s nothing to install! Incorporation of the XInput standard ensures that the controller is instantly recognized as an Xbox® gamepad in Windows®. The main advantage of this is that all buttons and axes are assigned the proper functions and actions in games, without the need to go through a long and laborious setup phase. Even better is the fact that the GP XID PRO is the long-awaited PC-compatible gamepad that’s plug-and-play in Windows® 7, 8 and 10.

Exceptional precision: Thrustmaster’s signature touch

The keys to cutting-edge performance, the GP XID PRO’s fully-progressive mini-sticks provide high-resolution, 16-bit responsiveness – for precision two times greater than that of other gamepads on the market, according to laboratory tests carried out in first-person shooter (FPS) games (the performance curves are available at www.thrustmaster.com).
Thrustmaster is the specialist looked to by simulation professionals, and the most advanced sim gamers, thanks to its decades of unmatched R&D expertise. Thrustmaster is thrilled to now be able to offer all of that know-how in this next-generation PC gamepad.

A well-proven ergonomic design

In addition to the advantages made possible by the built-in XInput standard, the GP XID PRO provides optimized ergonomics – inspired by the design of the Xbox One® gamepad controller – ensuring ideal handling, with comfortable access to the mini-sticks and triggers. The GP XID PRO features 12 digital action buttons in total, all of which are perfectly positioned for easy access, plus one Windows® Live button. The icing on the cake is the premium-quality braided cable, combining sturdiness, durability and flexibility.

The GP XID PRO’s mini-sticks are located so as to be directly accessible by gamers’ thumbs – and are rubber-textured, making them extremely comfortable to use.
The GP XID PRO also features a cross-shaped D-pad for enhanced precision in all eight directions, along with two long, curved progressive triggers. The triggers allow for improved dosing and proportioning, and better control of different actions in games.

•    The GP XID PRO is available at a suggested retail price of €24.99 (taxes included).