I?m gmay3, the mechanical designer for GCW, and I think now is a good time to reveal some exciting developments I?ve been working on for the last few months to the D-pad, analog stick, ABXY, and L and R buttons.
We listened to your requests and suggestions and we came up with ways to improve the performance of the current D-pad design. With this new prototype D-pad, which is still undergoing testing, we are planning to gauge public interest.
I wanted to improve the outside dimensions by making them smaller so that there is no risk of any friction building up limiting range of motion. In testing so far I have found that this D-pad extremely comfortable, and you?re able to perform endless swoops for fighters so get ready to HADOUKEN all day long. Overall it feels so much smoother and solid.
I also added some features to the 3d model so that the D-pad makes full contact with the silicon pad below, further ensuring that each direction keypress isn?t missed.
I have slightly increased the amount of curve on the surface of the D-pad so that transitions from one direction to the other feels more fluid.
Another thing I?ve been working on is coming up with new analog stick covers, so that we?re able to suit all your gaming needs and can customize your gaming experience with the GCW-Zero. You can check out a new concave analog stick cover I?ve been working on in the pictures.
We think that you will really enjoy all the new improvements we?re bringing to the GCW-Zero both hardware and software so stay tuned for more future updates!