Xbox Design Lab Returns With Custom Series X/S Controllers (VIDEO)
Following up the company’s recent showing at E3 2021, Microsoft’s Extended Xbox Showcase has now confirmed the return of Xbox Design Lab, enabling players and hardware aficionados to customize the next-gen Xbox Series X/S controller. Detailed in new a post on Xbox Wire, Design Lab was assured to be coming back with an assortment of updated color and design options including new color options for all parts of the peripheral.
As shown in the trailer footage below, every visible facet of the new Xbox Wireless Controller is up for customization, with the outer shell and all the various buttons (D-pad, triggers, thumbsticks, ABXY buttons, etc.) open to a splash of up to 18 different color options. In addition to the readily available advancements posed by the Series X/S controller, Xbox Design Lab also includes the ability to laser-engrave a personal message onto the device up to 16 characters in length.
As with its recent peripherals, controller bodies are said to be partially comprised of recycled plastics, confirming most controller options contain 30% of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials. “These color options will reduce the amount of waste plastic that ends up in landfills and ensure we are all doing our part to take care of the planet,” the Xbox Design Lab post read. “We believe this work is critical and will continue to increase the amount of PCR that we use in our products.”
Creations built in Xbox Design Lab are currently fetching for $69.99 USD, with an optional $9.99 USD accounting for the cost of an engraved personal message. While the colorful promotion already presents a pretty enticing value, plans are currently in motion for even more options to be added at a later date. Specifically, the teams are said to be “developing new processes, testing new materials, and innovating” customization options in order to “evolve the Xbox Design Lab experience.”
Over the coming months, we will share more information about new customization opportunities and new ways to personalize your gaming experience.”
What do you think? Are you glad to see Xbox Design Lab come back? What color combinations would you reserve a custom Series X/S controller? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more Xbox headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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