Xbox's 'Fan-Favourite' 2016 Shadow Controller Is Returning In Gold This October

You may recall that back in the Xbox One era between 2016 and 2017, there were a variety of limited edition controllers that were released under the "Shadow" banner - Copper Shadow, Ocean Shadow and Volcano Shadow, for example.

Now, the "Shadow" branding has made a return in the form of the Gold Shadow, which is launching this October and is now available for pre-order on the official Xbox website at a price of £64.99 / $69.99.

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Xbox describes the Gold Shadow as featuring a "sophisticated gold-to-black metallic finish on the top case" while the rest of the controller is "draped in carbon black, allowing the gold elements to shine". It also has a metallic gold hybrid D-Pad, rubberised black diamond patterned side grips and textured grips for the triggers, bumpers and back case.

"This controller is a statement piece, perfectly suited to be your new favorite, and the crowning gem of any collection."

The release date for the Gold Shadow is October 17th, 2023 (in select markets). We'll throw some screenshots below.

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