Earlier this week, Xbox released two weird Sonic-themed custom controllers. But already, we’ve been treated to a preview of the game console’s spring collection of controllers – and I’m not going to lie, I’m kind of in love with the designs.
In picture-perfect shades of pastel pink, purple, blue, yellow, and white, the new Xbox Series X/S controller collection is brimming with springtime vibes. But there’s more to the designs than just a pretty face – no, these young controllers also have some special features to enhance your gaming experience. Love the sound of Xbox consoles and haven’t gotten your hands on them yet. Be sure to check out our guide on where to buy Xbox Series S.
In partnership with PowerA, OtterBox, and 8BitDo, Microsoft has created six great controllers (and a case), with three different designs to enhance the game (see above). The PowerA remotes (the controllers with the white wires) both feature two programmable gaming buttons on the back of the model.
8BitDo’s design (the pink remote with the black wire) also has two buttons on the back of the design, but the fun doesn’t stop there. This remote also features button mapping, so you can adjust everything from vibration to trigger sensitivity.
The design of OtterBox is particularly interesting. In the color Lilac Dream, the controller case attaches firmly to your Xbox Series X/S controller like a durable case. The transparent glitter cover fits the remote control and houses customizable grips that you can swap to your device. This case is perfect for any rabid gamer (not me) as it is very sturdy.
The models will cost you between 35 and 45€ – and considering how beautiful they are, I’m tempted to buy the whole collection. I love the colors and patterns of the models, especially the Cotton Candy Blue and Lilac Swirl (Xbox, wave me) remotes. And I’m sorry Sony, but these remotes are way better looking than the new DualSense controllers. Plus, imagine what it would be like to play your favorite games with two extra buttons that you’ve tailored to your game – pretty cool, isn’t it?
We’ll have to wait until April to get our hands on the controllers, but in the meantime, why not prep for launch by giving you some new games to play on controllers? Be sure to check out our roundup of the best Xbox Series X games.