Alongside today's announcement of the Xbox Elite Series 2 Core, Microsoft has revealed that starting this holiday season, its premium controller is coming to Xbox Design Lab! That's right, you'll be able to further customise Elite pads later this year, which is great news for folks who want a more personal premium controller.
For now, we're not sure if the Elite Series 2 will have quite as many customisation options as the standard Xbox controller, but the short tease we have does showcase a number of faceplate colour options - which is something we've wanted to see for quite a while! Going off Xbox's statement on the move, we don't think we're the only ones either...
Since Xbox Design Lab debuted in 2016, the number one fan request has been to include Elite controllers in our unique customization program to empower further personalization of that premium experience. Today we’re announcing that coming this holiday, you will be able to do just that when we bring Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 to Xbox Design Lab! We’re excited to bring more choices to gamers around the world and can’t wait to see how fans reimagine what it is to be Elite.
At present, there's no release date for the Elite Series 2 on Design Lab aside from "this holiday", but we'll be sure to keep you informed when we hear of one!
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Is this something you guys have been wanting for a while? Let us know in the comments below.
I still have my Day 1 Elite V2 and its still working just as well as it always has nearly 3yrs later. It still looks and feels as solid as the day I bought it.
By not including the Accessories, they can offer it much cheaper and give me a reason to consider a 'design' lab as a 'back-up', or as my new 'main' controller and I can just use my accessories that came with the original V2.
Maybe we could also see a design lab option for some accessories - Black with 'Gold' metal hardware would look cool and you could get different thumbsticks at different heights with different colours and type of top - Some prefer Domed, others concave for example...
If they let you make the Elite with the pride stripes and crazy colours then maybe I'd think about it. Though these are so expensive I doubt it'll be worth the money.
This makes me so happy. If I’m gonna drop this much money on a controller I want it to be in the perfect colors for me.
The price of the new Elite core controller had me interested especially because I heard they fixed some of the original Series 2 issues. But now custom Elite controllers? Saving money? Fuggedaboutit!
This is what I really wanted since the first version. I'm even more satisfied with the second version (best controller ever) so I can recommend designing and purchasing this! I know I'd select the fully coloured front buttons.
It is about time. Now to add translucent pieces so I can make my controller in it.
@InterceptorAlpha I was finally able to track down the parts to make myself a controller like yours. Thanks for the inspiration.
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