When the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launched back in November, the consoles shipped with a new controller. It doesn’t have the adaptive triggers or advanced haptics of the competing DualSense controller from Sony’s PS5, but the new Xbox wireless controller offers a refreshed, yet familiar design, with new textured grips – even on the triggers – and the inclusion of a new D-Pad that brings it more in-line with the high-end Xbox Elite controller.
The updated Xbox wireless controller was available in Carbon Black, Robot White and Shock Blue at launch, but let’s be honest, it’s a little lacklustre compared to the sheer number of designs available for the older Xbox One controller. That’s slowly changing, with Microsoft today announcing a new Pulse Red colour option for the new Xbox wireless controller, adding a pop of colour to an otherwise largely black console.
Sporting a vivid red case, black buttons with red accents and black triggers, the new colour option looks great, and Microsoft says it’ll be available to buy “in most Xbox markets” on 9 February 2020 at the standard £54.99/$64.99 RRP.
You can take a better look at the new controller in action here:
We’re excited to introduce the latest design in the new generation of controllers, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Pulse Red— Samuel Bateman (@samuelofc) January 11, 2021
Shipping Feb 9th pic.twitter.com/nFSxU78yv1
Both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have proved popular with gamers, offering an upgraded gameplay experience and, in the case of the powerful Series X, incredible [email protected] performance.
With stock of both consoles still hard to come by in the UK, it can be difficult to get your hands on one – we cover where to buy an Xbox Series X/S in the UK separately for those still on the hunt.