The Xbox Elite Series 2 controller is renewed in a white and more affordable version

While leaks have been scouring the web for a few months, Microsoft confirms the launch of the white version of the Xbox Elite Series 2.

Without making any technical changes to its Pro controller launched in 2019, Microsoft is taking advantage of the announcement of a new color to make the Xbox Elite Series 2 more affordable. Indeed, this newcomer to the family is displayed from €129.99 against €179.99 for the historic model.

A more affordable “Core Edition”, but devoid of accessories

Microsoft is adopting a relevant strategy with its new model. Presented in an immaculate white dress, although dotted with the black of the side grips, the controller launches into a “Core Edition” which, as the use of this term wants, is limited to what is strictly necessary.

For € 129.99, we therefore obtain a wireless controller with an autonomy of 40 hours, equipped with triggers with adjustable stroke and sticks with adjustable tension. All actions can also be customized via the dedicated application (both on Xbox console and PC). But, to enjoy the most complete experience, it will be necessary to add the accessory kit sold for €59.99.

A total addition of € 199.99 therefore, which allows you to obtain what the Series 2 already offers in the black version. Namely four domes with different textures for the sticks, four palettes which are placed at the back of the controller, a spare D-Pad and a transport box which also serves as a charging box. A magnetic USB-C dock completes the box.

Comparison of Xbox Elite Series 2 editions.©Microsoft

The Elite controller is coming to the Xbox Design Lab

Not content with offering its flagship controller in a white version, Microsoft announces its upcoming arrival in the Xbox Design Lab – its site dedicated to the advanced customization of game controllers.

By the end of the year, the premium controller can be configured in some 29 colors, and see the style of its buttons modified at will in Microsoft’s digital workshop. Something to give great gift ideas to the most undecided.

For its part, Sony joined the race of professional controllers late. On the occasion of gamescomthe manufacturer of the PS5 announced the upcoming launch of the DualSense Edge. A controller with advanced features, intended above all for demanding players.

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