Microsoft announcing a new ‘elite’ controller at E3 came as a bit of a surprise to me, especially since a new revision of the standard controller leaked ahead of time with a 3.5mm jack on the bottom. But alas, the new controller is coming this holiday and features an insane amount of customisation. Microsoft just released a new video documentary about how the controller was made and what all it comes with.
Looks cool, right? Unfortunately, it comes with a hefty downside. It’s $149.99 in the states, and the only place I can find selling them in Europe is GAME, who currently have it listed for £129.99.
I’m all for a new controller with fancy features not found on the originals, but that’s almost half what the entire console costs. I’m very curious to see what the demand for this controller will be when it launches.