(Update): Well, it's now official! Immediately after we reported on the new controller leak, Microsoft formally announced the Xbox Stellar Shift Wireless Controller. The latest Xbox pad in the 'Shift' lineup launches today for £59.99 / $69.99, and this one comes with its own unique Xbox Series X|S dynamic background as well!
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(Original Story): Even with the invention of Xbox Design Lab, Microsoft has continued to push plenty of special, limited edition Xbox controllers out of its HQ. One recent Xbox Series X|S pad has contained a unique 'shifting' pattern in the form of Aqua Shift, and it looks like another Xbox design is about to follow that theme.
Initially leaked by Amazon listings, and now doing the rounds on social media, is the Xbox 'Stellar Shift' Controller. It's basically 2021's Aqua Shift pad but with more purple, and we have to say, it's a pretty good looking controller!
According to the listing leaks, the controller is set for a launch next week around February 14th-17th. The EU price as been spotted at €64.99, so expect this one to be roughly £59.99 and $69.99 in the UK and US, respectively.
Late last month, Xbox reintroduced its 'Deep Pink' controller as well, after months of stock issues prevented the pad from being obtainable for quite a long time. In fact, it never actually arrived in the UK during last year's initial wave, but that has since been rectified for its 2023 relaunch.