Microsoft have announced the third controller in the Tech Series, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Combat Tech Special Edition.
The Xbox Wireless Controller – Combat Tech Special Edition embodies a traditional army colour palette with its classic Military Green base colour (the same Military Green offered through Xbox Design Lab), bright orange accents and military insignia. Like the Recon Tech and Patrol Tech controllers that came before it, the Combat Tech controller features a textured laser-etched grip on the front of the controller and rubberised diamond grips on the back to help you stay on target. The Xbox Wireless Controller – Combat Tech Special Edition will be available for £59.99 GBP and will start shipping to participating retailers on March 27.
The first of the controller in the Tech Series, Xbox Wireless Controller – Recon Tech Special Edition, launched last spring and comes in a sleek, dark grey military design. The second controller in the series is the Xbox Wireless Controller – Patrol Tech Special Edition that launched last autumn. It features a dark blue military design. Both controllers are available for £59.99 GBP at select retailers. No need to go Googling as here is a link to the controller on the Microsoft Store.
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Microsoft have announced a new Xbox One Controller as part of their new ‘Tech Series’ controllers. The first in the series is the Recon Tech Special Edition. It will cost £59.99 and will be available on May 4 in the UK.
The Xbox team was inspired by military technology and performance patterns, exploring concepts stemming from combat armour and sci-fi mechanical gear. Premium finishes like a laser etched texture, gold accents and insignia are on the front of the controller. The back of the controller features textured diamond rubberised grip for added control and comfort.
Are you bored with your plain old standard Xbox One controller? Is the solid black colour just not classy enough?
Fear not, Xbox Live’s very own Major Nelson has revealed two new funky controllers coming to the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Argentina on March 22nd. It will then be released in other select regions in April. The two new Shadow controllers will feature the new 3.5mm headphone jack, Impulse Triggers that deliver fingertip vibration feedback, responsive thumbsticks and D-pad, up to 18ft wireless range, customisable mapping through the Xbox Accessories App on Xbox One and seamless profile and controller pairing.
The metallic blue Dusk Shadow edition is a limited time retail exclusive for Best Buy and the Copper Shadow will be a retail exclusive over at Gamestop, as well as these both are available to pre-order now over on the Microsoft store for $69.99 ERP each.
If you’re waiting for any information on when these will be available in the UK, then keep it TiX and we’ll bring this information as soon as it hits.
The Xbox One Elite controller is Microsoft’s ultimate controller and by using the Xbox One Accessories app, you can remap buttons, set trigger and thumbstick sensitivity, and control a whole host of other options. Some of that level of customisation is now available to all controllers.
The Accessories app can be launched directly via the app, or by going to the settings menu and choosing ease of access or the device and accessories menu. After launching the app, you can remap the face buttons of a standard controller but all other customisation options are only available to Xbox One Elite controller owners. There’s also only one profile save available making customising your standard controller a rather lacklustre affair.
The news from GDC comes thick and fast. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer has announced a new gadget that will allow you to use your fabulous Xbox One controllers on your Windows PC.
This will be a wireless adapter so no messy cables to get in your way while playing your Windows games with your trusty Xbox controller.
The wireless device you use on Xbox One will work on PC as well. We want to see that input isn’t a barrier. Gamers should be able to play the games they want to play.
No price was revealed but it was confirmed that the adapter will be available this year.
The 360 controller was available for Windows machines, with the easiest method being to simply buy the wired version as the touted wireless adapter at the time wasn’t actually that readily available. Good news for any cross-platform titles you may be planning to play in the new, upcoming Windows 10.