Over on the Xbox Wire, Microsoft announced two new Xbox One controllers: Phantom Black Special Edition and Grey/Blue.
The Phantom Black Special Edition launch September 11 for $69.99 USD, while the Grey/Blue controller will start shipping September 25 for $64.99 USD. Both controllers are available to pre-order at Microsoft Stores, both online and brick-and-mortar.
The Phantom Black Special Edition controller features a top-half translucent case to see inside the controller. The controller then fades into a champagne gold shell design. Microsoft goes on to detail other specifics of the pad, such as black buttons and triggers, and a champagne gold D-pad to match.
The Grey/Blue design is more of a traditional controller color scheme. The face is grey, while the back is blue. Blue highlights are found beneath the thumbsticks as well.
These two controllers are similar to the existing portfolio of Xbox One gamepads and will work with any of the current family of Xbox One consoles. In addition, fans can use these controllers with Windows 10 PCs and VR headsets.
While Microsoft has announced two new Xbox One controllers, Tom Warren, Senior Editor at the Verge, tweeted about a new $149 controller set to ship in October.
Xbox codename Washburn. It's a $149 Xbox controller that will ship in October…
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 14, 2018
Codenamed “Washburn,” details on the controller are scare, but at the price point suggested, fans are assuming that this controller is an updated version of the Elite Controller, which featured swappable thumbsticks, a customizable D-pad, back triggers, and more, that Microsoft released in 2015. Rumors have swirled over the last few months about an updated version, featuring a USB-C port, Bluetooth, three levels of trigger locks, and more.
As soon as Microsoft announces the details on the rumored controller, we’ll keep you updated here at Mammoth Gamers.