Microsoft has announced the addition of two now color schemes for its Xbox Wireless Controller. The first is a slick, matte red finish. The red is seen on the shell, d-pad, joysticks, the start & back buttons, as well as the A, B, X, and Y buttons.
The second new color scheme is a military green with subtle orange accents, primarily on the base of the joysticks. This controller is reminiscent of the older Halo-themed Xbox consoles.
The matte red controller is currently available at GameStop and the Microsoft Store and retails for about $65. The military green variant isn’t available for purchase just yet. That controller is expected to hit the shelves on January 24th, 2017.
The Xbox Wireless Controller is compatible with multiple devices including the Xbox One, Xbox One S, PCs equipped with the Windows 10 operating system, W10-based tablets, and, as odd as it may seem, the Samsung Gear VR.
These controllers support Xbox One compatible headsets that plug into the pad via the 3.5 mm input located toward the bottom center of the controller.
Microsoft currently offers their video game controllers in more than 80 different colors via the Xbox Design Lab – a system that allows gamers to customize every aspect of their controller from the base shell paint to buttons, thumbsticks, and beyond.
Custom controllers have become a hot commodity, especially with the gaming industry growing larger and larger with every passing year. Other accessories and components players like to have customized include gaming headsets, console skins, and chairs.
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