- Microsoft has revealed the primary official equipment for the Xbox Series X and S.
- There’s a blue Xbox Wireless Controller, a chargeable exterior battery, and a wi-fi adapter for Windows 10.
- All will ship on November 10, with pre-orders beginning September 22.
Microsoft is nearly to begin pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Series S, and it’s introducing the primary official equipment to match — all of which revolve round wi-fi controllers.
As you may guess, the up to date Xbox Wireless Controller will likely be accessible as a standalone merchandise. You can get it in the identical Carbon Black or Robot White as the brand new consoles, however you too can spring for a tri-tone Carbon Blue model (proven above) in order for you a extra colourful gamepad. All of them share the identical hybrid directional pad, textured again, and built-in button to share media out of your Xbox, PC, or the brand new Xbox app. They’ll price the identical $60 as the sooner controllers, which nonetheless work with the brand new methods.
Other Xbox Series X and S equipment are centered on increasing the usefulness of the Wireless Controller. A $25 Rechargeable Battery + USB-C Cable can totally replenish the controller in lower than 4 hours, and might even top-up the gamepad whilst you’re enjoying. If you additionally play on PC, you too can count on Xbox controller bundles that embrace a Windows 10 wi-fi adapter or a USB-C cable, though Microsoft hadn’t offered costs as of this writing.
Pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and S equipment will begin on September 22 at 8AM Pacific (11AM Eastern) alongside the consoles themselves. They ought to ship on November 10.
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This isn’t the best information should you’re a fan of Microsoft’s customized controllers, nevertheless. The firm is shutting down the Xbox Design Lab between October 14 and someday in 2021 to be able to “convey you some updates.” Microsoft didn’t say what these adjustments entail, however it’s secure to presume the eye will shift towards Series X and S peripherals. For now, you’ll need to be content material with three colours should you insist on the newest Xbox Wireless Controller.