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Microsoft’s 20th Anniversary Xbox controller has been revealed early

Jaysen

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I like it, but I need rubberized grips. So Marge Simpson controller in November for me.
 

Speedwagon

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Gotta say I hate the blacked-out face buttons, should at least be a legible whiteish color.
 

BlackM1st

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Finally, they hired someone with a good taste to design their limited edition controller.
 

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That controller...


Happy Jim Carrey GIF
 

BPX

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Damn, bought another black one not too long ago after my Elite2 turned to shit
 

Jaysen

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The green is rubberized. It’s the same as the rubber in the elite version 1.

You can see it in the black on the left side too.
It isn’t. It’s the same texturing on my controller that was included with my console.

edit - it’s possible the green is rubberized like on the new blue controller, but I returned the blue one because only that one part was rubberized. It creates a weird raised gap between the rubber portion and the portion that is just textured.
 
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It isn’t. It’s the same texturing on my controller that was included with my console,
The green part is rubberized, I have a controller with it. It's only on the inside, outside of the grips is textured plastic
 

Jaysen

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The green part is rubberized, I have a controller with it. It's only on the inside, outside of the grips is textured plastic
So it’s the opposite of that blue controller they just released? I thought that one was dumb, because you’d think you would want the rubber section to be on the inside not the outside.
 

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I have the Forza Horizon 5 controller pre-ordered but this beauty will also be mine!

[edit} Yes, Pre-ordered it![/edit]
 
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prinz_valium

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This controller does not have rubberized grips.



This is what rubberized grips look like:


But that's a different texture than any other regular Xbox Series controller.

Both are rubber, just a different texture imho.



Edit:
Yes definitely rubber
 
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Plantoid

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Sexy as hell but my controller still works perfectly and I have no reason to get another, these things last...

But this I would buy for sure I was in need of one
 

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Just preordered from Microsoft. I don't usually care about these kinds of controllers but seeing as I've been gaming on Xbox since the beginning I think I'd like one.
 

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Would've taken an updated duke myself :messenger_smirking:

Edit: I don't get what's triggering about preferring a revemp to the original Xbox controller over a simple reskin of the current one for a 20th anniversary. Unless the OG Xbox is triggering somehow to Xbox fans....
The Hyperkin Duke is quite faithful to the original, and is compatible with both the Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles. My only gripe with it is that is not wireless.
 
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rapid32.5

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constantly amazed by these controller designs, super impressive. I wanna have more than 3 controllers for one console but it's ridiculous.
 
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The Hyperkin Duke is quite faithful to the original, and is compatible with both the Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles. My only gripe with it is that is not wireless.

Thanks for the heads up on that, had no idea there was at least a 3rd party option that was doing a revamped Duke. I'll have to get one of these, wired is no issue for me, as not much else gets me nostalgic for classic Xbox quite like that hefty controller :messenger_grinning_sweat:
 

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I wish they would make limited editions of Elite controller. I really like some of the designs but I will never buy a controller without back paddles.
 

Derktron

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I'm surprised how easy it was to preorder but for this controller, I will actually want to buy. Looks amazing
 

coffinbirth

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I wish they would make limited editions of Elite controller. I really like some of the designs but I will never buy a controller without back paddles.
They do, as someone already pointed out the Halo Elite 2 controller, and you can always add paddles(or have someone do it for you)but that makes them a bit pricey. I'm personally considering adding back buttons to the 20th anniversary one. Not sure though with the rubber on the back, will have to get it in my hands first.
 

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I'm actually interested in this if it has the rubberized grips.....there is some back and forth guesses on if this has or doesn't have it.
Any confirmation from Ms?
 

Jaysen

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I got the Forza controller last week and the anniversary one today. They’re both nice, but holy shit is the rubberized grips on the Forza controller so much nicer than their other controllers.