Microsoft Offers Details on Third-Party Support for Xbox One Elite Controller
The Xbox One Elite Controller was recently released, with a hefty $150 price tag, and quickly sold out at most major retailers. Hardcore Xbox fans flocked to the controller for its ability to re-map buttons and offer fully customizable control schemes. An interview with senior product marketing manager Navin Kumar from GameInformer has revealed some interesting details about upcoming support for the controller.
In October a partnership between Microsoft and Scuf, a third party controller producer, was reached allowing the company to produce different thumbsticks and d-pads for the Elite Controller. The first of these products will be themed around Halo 5: Guardians, available in December for $29.99 and offer unique thumbsticks, paddles, and D-pads.
Microsoft is also open to working with other companies in the future to customize the controller, as well as bring support to games other than first-party titles:
“We’ll be doing this not only with first-party games, but we’re looking forward to doing this with additional games beyond that.”