Microsoft to release "arctic camouflage" version of Xbox 360 controller

Microsoft has been known to release special limited edition versions of its Xbox 360 controllers in the past, including one to promote the new Tomb Raider game in 2013 and others that had a chrome colored shine. This week, the company unveiled its latest such product, which has a "cool" art design.

The limited edition wireless controller features an "arctic camouflage" art design, which makes it look like it's been created for use in winter conditions. Microsoft's description of the product says, with a straight face, that's it's been "designed for covert operations".

Leaving that rather odd statement behind, it's still a little strange that Microsoft is launching an "arctic" gamepad for the Xbox 360 when we are so close to entering the summer months, but maybe it's being released to give gamers an appearance of being "cool" while playing games in much warmer temperatures.

In any case, the "arctic camouflage" variant of the Xbox 360 controller is otherwise identical to the regular version of the gamepad. Microsoft will begin selling the controller to the masses later in June for the price of $54.99, which is $5 more than the regular gamepad.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Microsoft

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Ontrion LifeCharge Battery case for iPhone review

Next Story

Microsoft working to boost digital ink support across Windows, Office, Surface

8 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

I never understood why they never made a controller that would work on both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. Now that the Kinect for the Xbox One is optional, I kind of miss the ring of light.

It's weird that all white 360 things were discontinued. I wonder why they decided to go all black halfway through.

mrp04 said,
It's weird that all white 360 things were discontinued. I wonder why they decided to go all black halfway through.

The white consoles and accessories always looked 'futuristic' and 'powerful' to me.

mrp04 said,
It's weird that all white 360 things were discontinued. I wonder why they decided to go all black halfway through.

Whether the reason or not, the plastic does start to tint grey/yellow over time. I have a 2005 launch model in my cupboard and it's very noticeable compared to my other 2009 model.