- Oct 24, 2017
Microsoft’s 20th Anniversary Xbox controller has been revealed early
Xbox has been teasing a new controller but it’s up for pre-order on Best Buy
An 20th anniversary controller being teased by Xbox has appeared on the Best Buy website.
Microsoft has been posting tweets with the controller shrouded in darkness, but the Best Buy listing shows the controller fully lit.
The official Xbox Twitter account posted a photo of the darkened controller on Wednesday, with the message “20 years of play in your hands”, but it was impossible to see any detail.
The Best Buy listing, however, clearly shows the controller and provides a detailed description of it.
“Inspired by the styles and innovations of the past, this 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox wireless controller brings you the best of the last 20 years,” the listing reads.
“It features a transparent black design with vibrant green details that stay true to Xbox’s signature style while thoughtfully designed buttons and a hybrid D-pad enable precision, tactical gameplay.”
As well as the green Xbox button, the controller features green back grips for more comfortable play.
The 20th anniversary controller is the latest in a line of special edition coloured controllers Microsoft has released since the launch of the Xbox Series X and S.
In August it announced that it was releasing a special edition Forza Horizon 5 controller made of translucent bright yellow plastic. The following day, it then announced a new Halo-themed Xbox Elite Series 2 controller inspired by Master Chief’s armour.
Earlier in August it also announced the Aqua Shift Special Edition, which is available now at a price of $69.99 and comes in a special blue colour that gives off a ‘shimmering’ effect.
In June three new Xbox Series X/S controller designs were released to tie in with the Space Jam: A New Legacy movie.
And back in March, Xbox announced two other controller colours, called Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo.