Xbox Design Lab Is Adding Rubberised Grips, New Metallic Finishes & More

There's never been a better time to create a custom Xbox controller with Xbox Design Lab, as Microsoft has announced a whole bunch of new features for the program today, along with bringing back the popular rubberised grips.

Specifically, here's what has been added to the feature set:

  • Black rubberised grips available on both the back case and side grips for added comfort and control
19 new metallic finish colours for D-Pads and Triggers including
Sterling Silver, Pewter Silver, Gunmetal Silver, Abyss Black, Retro Pink, Deep Pink, Oxide Red, Zest Orange, Gold, Electric Volt, Velocity Green, Glacier Blue, Dragonfly Blue, Mineral Blue, Photon Blue, Midnight Blue, Regal Purple, Nocturnal Green, and Warm Gold
  • 3 new colour options for controller parts
    • Introducing Dragonfly Blue
    • Military Green has been updated to Nocturnal Green providing a richer earth colour
    • Electric Green has been updated to Velocity Green bringing this in line with the iconic Xbox colour
  • New “Inspired by” controller designs from Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Battlefield 2042, Forza Horizon 5, and Riders Republic to get your customization journey started

You can get yourself an Xbox Design Lab controller (tailored for the Xbox Series X and Series S, but also compatible with Xbox One) starting at £59.99 / $69.99, with the price rising depending on how many premium features you want.

Don't forget that you can also use Microsoft Rewards points to pay for Xbox Design Lab controllers, so if you've been stashing some away for a while, maybe think about spending them on a custom controller to call your own!

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