New Aqua Shift Xbox Controller Announced By Microsoft (VIDEO)
While Sony continues to have an edge over Microsoft in the next-gen controller department in terms of functionality, the Xbox company at the very least sports a whole lot of pretty colors for its Xbox controllers. One such example is the newly announced Aqua Shift Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, now available for pre-order and releasing later this month.
Microsoft took to its Xbox news site to reveal the very, very blue Aqua Shift controller. The controller features a “color-shifting blue shimmer” that was inspired “by the fantasy that gaming brings into our lives,” according to Microsoft. Additionally, the new color is the “first Special Edition Xbox Series X|S controller to feature rubberized side grips with a unique dual color swirl on every unit,” confirming that the Aqua Shift is similar to the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 giving the rubberized side grips. Pretty fancy, really.
In terms of pricing and availability, the Aqua Shift Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller is currently available for pre-order at a cost of $69.99, with a release date of August 31, 2021. Those looking to put an order in for themselves can do so right here.
As previously mentioned, what the Xbox Controller lacks in next-gen features it makes up for in a lovely variety of colors. That said, Xbox boss Phil Spencer seems keen on giving the Xbox Controller an upgrade, noting that Sony has done a “nice job” with the DualSense and that “we kind of look at some of that and [think] there are things that we should go do.” Whether that will amount to any substantial upgrades to the Xbox Controller remains to be seen, but, at least there’s a chance such a thing will happen in the future.
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