Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series Announced

Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series Announced

Today, Microsoft unveiled the new Tech Series of Xbox Wireless Controllers, including the first in the series: The Xbox Wireless Controller – Recon Tech Special Edition, which is set to launch April 25, 2017 for $69.99 USD.

According to Microsoft, the new controller series was inspired by military technology and performance patterns. Further, the Xbox team which created it explored concepts stemming from combat armor to sci-fi mechanical gear. The controller boasts “premium finishes,” such as the laser etched texture on the front, and the gold accents and insignia also on the front. The back of the controller features textured diamond rubberized grip designed for added comfort and control.

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You can also use the controller with Copilot: a new console feature that allows any two Xbox Wireless Controllers act as if they were one. The Copilot feature will be available via the Creators Update later this year.

The controller also comes with the same features found in other Xbox One wireless controllers, including improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR. There is also custom button-mapping through the Xbox Accessory App.

Below, you can check out controller via some new images: