Yes, there was a ton of great new information given about new and exclusive titles during the Microsoft conference. The best announcement that I saw though, was the ability to customize your new Xbox One controller without the need for third party skins or orders. A rainbow array of colors awaits your imagination, but color isn’t the only new things here. Keep reading to find out the details on your next awesome looking Xbox One controller.
The Xbox Design Lab has created a way for players to customize their game to the highest degree. Come this September, you can design, customize and tag your brand new controller for just $79.99 (That’s only $20 more than retail price for a regular old controller). For an extra $9.99 you can laser engrave your controller to let people know that it belongs to you. Throw on your gamertag, your favorite character, your nickname on some other cool gaming lingo you can think of (I’m not cool enough to know any to suggest).
But coloring and engraving aren’t the only new thing about these controllers (though they’re definitely a big part of the hype), these new wireless accessories come with new features. The controllers are modeled after the new Xbox One S controller, which means they benefit from having:
- Extended range from the Xbox One
- Wireless Bluetooth PC connection
- A new textured back
- Easier to grip pads
Almost every part of the controller is customizable, and from what we’ve seen they’re vibrant and beautiful. Microsoft has expressed that there are over 8 MILLION color combinations and they want you to “make it bold, stylish and fun” but most importantly, make it you!Front and back buttons, back panel, even the directional buttons are customizable, allowing you to make that tangy orange and neon blue controller of your (or maybe my) dreams.
You can try coloring the controller and play around with some settings right now at the Xbox Design Lab page HERE. (You can do it in 3D and rotate the controller to see it from every angle).
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