It has only been a few days since Microsoft launched a new controller for the Xbox One that brings a standard 3.5mm headset jack instead of the proprietary input but the new controller that Microsoft just unveiled during its E3 2015 press conference is something worlds apart from that. The new customizable Elite wireless controller for Xbox One has a textured rolling pad, hair-trigger locks and bumpers. Most components can be swapped so users can customize the controller per their choice.
The Elite controller features four new paddle buttons on the back which can be customized, and allows users to adjust the sensitivity of the triggers and the sticks. All of the controls can be remapped.
Customers will be able to choose between concave and convex joysticks as the controller comes with three different joysticks and two lengths of paddle. An app will also be released by Microsoft which will allow users to customize the controller and those settings will be stored directly on the Elite controller itself.
The company didn’t reveal during today’s press conference how much the new Elite controller is going to cost, though it revealed that it will be released this fall and that it will be compatible with both the Xbox One and Windows 10.