Xbox Design Lab controller option explosion just made your decision even tougher


Microsoft introduced some new additions to Xbox Design Lab customization choices at this time. When the service re-launched earlier this yr with Xbox Collection X gamepads, it was lacking some customization choices it had beforehand. These at the moment are obtainable as soon as extra, together with some fully new choices and designs impressed by 4 massive video games.

Grips and metallic finishes again on the menu

Returning to Xbox Design Lab at this time is the choice to outfit your customized controller with rubberized grips or a metallic end for particular controller parts. Potential patrons can select to outfit their controller with rubberized grips each on the edges and again of the gamepad, although these grips solely are available one shade (black).

The d-pad and triggers will be given a metallic design as properly. There are 19 colours in all, in accordance with Microsoft, making for fairly the lengthy listing of choices: Sterling Silver, Pewter Silver, Gunmetal Silver, Abyss Black, Retro Pink, Deep Pink, Oxide Crimson, Zest Orange, Gold, Electrical Volt, Velocity Inexperienced, Glacier Blue, Dragonfly Blue, Mineral Blue, Photon Blue, Midnight Blue, Regal Purple, Nocturnal Inexperienced, and Heat Gold.

Along with these returning customization choices, Microsoft has additionally launched some new stuff as properly. As revealed in that listing above, Dragonfly Blue is a completely new shade that may be utilized to some parts. Microsoft additionally says that Army Inexperienced and Electrical Inexperienced have been changed by Nocturnal Inexperienced and Velocity Inexperienced, respectively.

Lastly, there are 4 pre-made controller designs (pictured within the gallery above) impressed by Forza Horizon 5, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Battlefield 2042, and Riders Republic that clients can use as a jumping-off level for their very own customized controllers. On their very own, the controllers look fairly good, although each comes with rubberized facet and again grips together with metallic d-pads and triggers, so clients might need to tweak these earlier than checkout.

New choices come at a premium worth

That’s as a result of rubberized grips and metallic parts add an honest sum of money to the general price of an Xbox Design Lab controller. For instance, rubberized grips for the edges and again price $5.99 every, whereas metallic d-pads and triggers price $3.99 every. That doesn’t seem to be a lot, however when you think about that Xbox Design Lab controllers begin at $69.99, it’s attainable to craft a controller that prices only a few cents shy of $100 – assuming that you simply additionally go for a $9.99 engraving on it.

That’s a dear controller for positive, however that’s should you select each premium possibility obtainable. Mixing and matching these premium choices will, clearly, prevent some money, leading to a customized controller that’s nonetheless costly however not triple-digit costly.

Xbox Design Lab has confirmed to be a well-liked service for Microsoft, so should you’ve ever wished to create a controller that’s uniquely yours, you now have extra choices in that endeavor. These new choices are reside on the Xbox Design Lab proper now, however only a head’s up: On the time of this writing, the web site appears to be having a couple of points, so you might have to refresh a couple of occasions earlier than any modifications you make to your controller are utilized.

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