Microsoft launches Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series, "inspired by military technology"

Microsoft has revealed the latest addition to its line of Xbox accessories, introducing the new 'Tech Series' of Wireless Controllers. The name of the first model in the new range is a bit of a mouthful: Xbox Wireless Controller - Recon Tech Special Edition.

Bree White, Global Product Marketing Manager for Xbox, explained:

In developing this new controller series, the Xbox team was inspired by military technology and performance patterns, exploring concepts stemming from combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear. Premium finishes like a laser etched texture on the front, gold accents and insignia are on the front of the controller. The back of the controller features textured diamond rubberized grip for added control and comfort.

It seems that aside from its design, the new controller is otherwise technically identical to the standard Xbox Wireless Controller, which costs $59.99. The new Recon Tech Special Edition model will be priced at $69.99 when it goes on sale around the world on April 25.

Microsoft's Graeme Boyd also tweeted some photos of the new model today:

The new controller joins other special edition models that have been released in recent months. In the United States, Microsoft launched its Xbox Design Lab last year, allowing users to extensively customize their controllers.

Source: Xbox Wireless Controller - Recon Tech Special Edition / Xbox Wire (Microsoft)

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