You might already be aware of 8BitDo's Pro 2 controller, which is considered one of the best and most popular Nintendo Switch controller offerings on the market, and now it's getting a separate version for PC and Xbox.
The downside? This version is wired, rather than wireless like the Switch alternative. The upside? It's slightly cheaper as a result, with pre-orders now available at $44.99. The release date is December 8th.
With the controller, you get an "enhanced grip", trigger vibration, a 3.5mm audio jack, 2 Pro back paddle buttons and access to 8BitDo's Ultimate Software, the latter of which allows you to alter things like the vibration effects, trigger ranges, button mapping and thumbstick sensitivity — and this can be configured over Bluetooth when using an Android or iOS device. The controller also allows you to adjust the volume and game/chat balance.
"Play like a Pro with 8BitDo's most advanced controller ever - now on Xbox. An evolution of Pro+ in every way at a fraction of the price of competitor pro controllers. Ultimate Software gives you elite control over every piece of your controller. Customize button mapping, adjust stick & trigger sensitivity, vibration control and create controller profiles."
We've had a chance to get hands-on with a couple of 8BitDo products here at Pure Xbox over the past year, and have found them to be excellent options for Xbox owners. Let's hope the Pro 2 controller follows that trend.
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