At its E3 2015 press conference Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One Elite controller, it’s a customizable controller for the console which features bumpers, a textured rolling pad and hair-trigger locks. Many of the components can be swapped which allows the users to customize the controller as they see fit. At that time the company didn’t reveal precisely when this controller will arrive but now the release date has been revealed by the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft has not made the official announcement yet even though this controller was unveiled back in June, however the official listing for this product on the Microsoft Store now mentions a release date of October 27th.
Moreover a listing on GameStop also carries the same release date which had led many to believe that Microsoft is going to start shipping the Xbox One Elite controller on October 27th.
The controller comes with four new paddle buttons on the back which can also be customized, users can adjust the sensitivity of triggers and sticks, they can also remap all of the controls as per their liking.
Microsoft will release an app through which users will be able to customize the controller and all of those settings will be stored right on the controller itself. It won’t be cheap though, folks who are interested in picking one up will have to spend $149.99 for the Xbox One Elite wireless controller.