Microsoft yesterday announced the upcoming launch of the first Tech Series Xbox Wireless Controllers, dubbed Xbox Wireless Controller – Recon Tech Special Edition. The controller is currently available for pre-order and will launch officially on May 4, 2017. Retailers worldwide will have their units shipped starting April 25, 2017.
The team seems really excited by the product, which is clearly the case judging by the statement by Bree White, Global Product Marketing Manager at Xbox:
“In developing this new controller series, the Xbox team was inspired by military technology and performance patterns, exploring concepts stemming from combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear.
Premium finishes like a laser etched texture, gold accents and insignia are on the front of the controller. The back of the controller features textured diamond rubberized grip for added control and comfort.
This specialized controller also has the same features you know and love of the Xbox Wireless Controller, including improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR.
You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories App, available for download from the Xbox Store or Windows Store.”
White also mentioned ‘Copilot’, a new console feature that’s coming on the Creators Update for Microsoft’s latest gaming consoles. Copilot basically allows two controllers to behave as one, and will be available later this year when Creators Update drops for Microsoft’s gaming consoles.
The new controller for Xbox One and Xbox One S gaming consoles comes with several new features, such as double the wireless range of previous controllers, an enhanced D-pad for more precision, bumpers and triggers for quick access and even a 3.5mm audio port so you can plug your headset right into the controller.
Below are some official photos of the new controller. You can also take a look at a 3D video of the controller at this link:
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