Recently Microsoft announced a couple of new Xbox One controllers, but if those controllers weren’t really your style and you were after something more modular and customizable like the Xbox Elite Controller that was announced about 3 years ago, you’ll be pleased to learn that we could be close to its launch.
This is according to a tweet by The Verge’s Tom Warren who claims that a Microsoft Xbox controller codenamed “Washburn” will be launching in October. Warren did not explicitly mention the Xbox Elite Controller, but given that Washburn’s rumored price tag is $150, which is the same price as the current model, it stands to believe that it could be the next-gen Elite Controller.
Xbox codename Washburn. It's a $149 Xbox controller that will ship in October…
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 14, 2018
In fact this is actually not the first time that we are hearing about a new Elite Controller. Earlier this year there was a rumor that Microsoft was working on a successor, and alleged images of the device were leaked online, although how accurate those leaks are is anyone’s guess. However given how successful the first-gen controllers were, we doubt that Microsoft would be sitting on their hands and not do anything to capitalize on it.
In any case if the tweet is accurate, we should have the official details in the coming months, so if you don’t need a new controller anytime soon, maybe holding off and waiting could be a good idea.