The Xbox Blog shared two new color designs for the Xbox Series X | S lineup of controllers. One is a bright, striking yellow while the other sports a more relaxed red camo. The first of these new controller colors will be available starting April 27, while the other will be available on May 4.
Two New Colors Announced for Xbox Series X | S Controllers
Xbox Series X | S owners can look forward to two brand new controller color options. The first is called Electric Volt which is bright yellow with white accents on the back and black trigger buttons and d-pad.
The other controller color revealed today is the Daystrike Camo Special Edition that features red camo, a matte red d-pad, black back and black triggers.
The Electric Volt controller will be available starting April 27 at a price point of $64.99 (USD), while the Daystrike Camo Special Edition will be available on May 4 at a price point of $69.99 (USD).
The Xbox Blog describes both new controller designs in detail, and we’ve included that info for you below.
“Inspired by the energy and vibrance often found in athletic apparel and sneaker design, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Electric Volt is the newest color in the current generation of Xbox controllers. Electric Volt builds on the same, striking color theme of Shock Blue and Pulse Red but takes it up a notch with a high-energy, yellow resin not yet seen on Xbox hardware.
The high-vis yellow top case punches hard against the matte black hybrid D-pad while the white back case adds even more dimension to the design. Textured grip on the bumpers, triggers, and back case help provide greater control through every gaming session.”
Daystrike Camo Special Edition
“The Xbox Wireless Controller – Daystrike Camo Special Edition is the third installment in our Camo series, following the Night Ops Camo and Arctic Camo Special Edition controllers, and first in the latest generation of Xbox controllers. Your favorite Xbox camo takes on a unique, lifestyle twist in this fresh design.
With a palette of deep reds, paired with grey and black, Daystrike Camo brings a streetwear vibe to your game. It also includes features standard of the new Xbox Wireless Controllers like the Share button, hybrid D-pad, and textured grip on the triggers. For the first time ever, the Daystrike Camo Special Edition incorporates textured grip across the entire top surface of the bumpers to keep your grip locked in and on target.”
Both new controller designs are notable for a reason beyond their visual aesthetic. According to the Xbox Blog, both new controllers will incorporate post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins.
“Both controllers will contain a portion of resins made from recycled materials like automotive headlight covers, plastic water jugs and CDs. We expect no compromises from these recycled materials either, as our testing shows the materials provide the same controller durability or performance you have come to expect. We are excited to be taking this next step in our commitment to waste reduction and recycling, while still coming up with innovative new controller designs.”
And if you’re a fan of Xbox merchandise, you may be excited to hear that accompanying the new controller designs are a few new clothing items that’ll be available in the Xbox Gear Shop on April 21. The new clothing items feature things like shirts, hoodies, shorts, and sweatpants.
For more information on the two new Xbox Series X | S controller designs, how they’re being made in a more sustainable way, and new merchandise coming to the Xbox Gear Shop, be sure to read through the full post on the Xbox Blog.
After taking a look at the new Xbox Series X | S controller designs, we’re eager to hear your thoughts. Do you like the look of the new Electric Volt controller, or do you prefer something like the Daystrike Camo Special Edition instead? Let us know on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter!