When it comes to gaming, the right equipment is key to a player’s victory. Whether it is a keyboard, mouse, headset, or even a controller, the wrong twitch of a finger or a sound distortion can mean life or death. Despite the efficiency of new technology, some companies release new equipment, not for their performance but rather their visual aesthetic. Yesterday, Microsoft announced two new variations of their Xbox One wireless controllers; these new editions offer gamers a new camo cosmetic and a purple see-through controller called Phantom. Let’s dive into these two variations of Microsoft’s hit controller.
In their official announcement, Microsoft unveiled the Phantom Magenta Special Edition and the Arctic Camo Special Edition controllers. The Xbox Phantom Magenta wireless controller is the third edition of the Phantom Series. For those who love purple or Magenta, this controller lets your love come out and be seen. According to Xbox, The Phantom Magenta controller was inspired by popular Science Fiction themes such as “Ex-Machina” and “Ghost in Shell”. The Phantom Magenta Xbox One controller will be available to purchase starting on March 17th; it will retail at $69.99 USD.
The second and less impressive new Xbox wireless controller is the Arctic Camo Special Edition. The Arctic Camo controller is the second in the Camo series. This adaptation brings a classic spin to the camo look offering a stealthy option. This winter camo may cause you to lose your controller in the snow. The Arctic Camo Special Edition will be available for $69.99 through the Microsoft Store and Walmart. They will only be available in the U.S. and Canada and at participating retailers worldwide in May.
Controller Charging Station
Both controller versions will feature adaptations of Xbox Pro Charging Stands. These two stands will match their controller counterparts and will retail for $49.99. These two stands have a magnetic contact system ensuring a perfect fit and secure charge every time. Each Xbox Pro Charging Stand comes with a premium charging stand, battery cover, rechargeable battery, and 6-foot power cord.
Which of these controllers calls your name? Will you pick one up to match Animal Crossing: New Horizons or Doom Eternal?