Microsoft announces the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

Microsoft introduces the ultimate game controller for core gamers.

At E3 2015, Microsoft announces a new game controller: the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, and the company described the new controller as “an elite controller for the elite gamer”.

The new controller is virtually identical to the regular gamepad for Xbox One, but with a number of new features, such as hair trigger locks, paddles for precision driving in games, new directional pad for more accuracy, swappable components, thumbstick sensitivity curves. In addition, users can remap the gamepad buttons anyway they like.

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller will be available later this year for Xbox One and Windows 10 devices, but there isn’t any specific release date or pricing.

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