A new color for the Xbox Series X / S controller has been revealed, as well as a new rechargeable battery.
So far, Microsoft has shown off the Carbon Black and Robot White colors for the upcoming Xbox Series X / S controllers. On the Xbox Wire, the company introduced a new color: Shock Blue. The controller features a blue top case with a white back case. The entire front of the controller is blue, with a black hybrid d-pad. Microsoft is also introducing a new rechargeable battery. The new battery will be compatible with USB-C cables, and will be able to fully charge in under four hours before, after, or while being used.
The new Series X / S controllers will feature a texture grip on the bumpers, triggers, and back case. The D-pad has been influenced by the one featured on the Elite line of controllers, and enables greater precision with easier access to to diagonals and sweeps. The new controllers will now feature a Share button. This allows gamers to record their gaming moments right from the controller. They can then post them on their favorite social media platform from the console dashboard or the Xbox app.
The PC controller bundles are being upgraded to include the new controller. Two bundles will be available: one that comes with a controller and a wireless adaptor, and one with a controller and a USB-C cable. It was also revealed that the new controllers will be able to connect to PCs through Bluetooth.
The new Xbox controllers, PC bundles, and battery will all release on November 10th. Gamers can start pre-ordering these items tomorrow, September 22nd, at 8 a.m. local time.
It has also been revealed that the Xbox Design Lab will be going on hiatus. The program, which allows games to create custom controllers, will be going offline on October 14th. According to Microsoft, the service will be back up in 2021.
The Xbox Series X / S will release on November 10th.