Aqua Shift

The gorgeous Aqua Shift Xbox controller is now available, featuring rubberised grips for the first time in an official standard Xbox Wireless controller.

The new controller retails for £59.99/$69.99 via the Microsoft Store and other select retailers. It sports a beautiful "colour-shifting blue shimmer and swirl grips" to feast your eyes over. As mentioned, it's also the first Xbox controller to come with rubberised grips, something that was previously only available for Xbox Elite controller owners.

Get surreal with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Aqua Shift Special Edition, featuring a color-shifting blue shimmer and swirl grips. Stay on target with a hybrid D-pad and textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back case. Seamlessly capture and share content with a dedicated Share button.

Since Xbox Design Lab has come back into action, the custom controllers are having to step up their game to become truly unique. Recently, we've had a few Space Jam themed controllers, and Halo Infinite is getting an Elite variant, while the Aqua Shift aims to use the special coating and rubberised grips to tantalise players.

Out of all the special edition controllers so far in the Xbox Series X|S's lifespans, we must say the Aqua Shift is probably our favourite so far. If Xbox can keep up this momentum, we may have to make more room on our shelves!

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