New Xbox Controller Tech Series Has Been Announced and They Look Fantastic

Microsoft Announced New Xbox One Controller Series

Earlier today Microsoft revealed their new Tech Series Xbox Controllers. Microsoft is showcasing this new series with the Recon Tech Special Edition Controller that is set to launch next month. If this controller is any indication of the series, it looks like we can expect some new and exciting technological improvements to the Xbox controllers!


The first in this new series, the Recon Tech Special Edition is set to launch on April 25, 2017 for $69.99 USD. According to Microsoft, this new series of Xbox controllers was inspired by the military performance patterns and technology. The Xbox team wanted to explore concepts stemming from sci-fi mechanical gear to combat armor. The Recon Tech controller is home to gold accents, and laser etched textures and an insignia on the front. The back of the controller “features textured diamond rubberized grip for added control and comfort.” 

In addition to these sleek features, there are improvements to the technology including improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR. These controllers can be used with Copilot, which is a new console feature allowing any two Xbox wireless controllers to act as one. Microsoft has stated that “Copilot makes Xbox One more inviting and fun for new gamers or those needing assistance — whether it’s parents who want to help their kids play, experienced gamers looking to play with novice players, or gamers who need unique configurations to play (e.g. with hands apart, hand and chin, hand and foot, etc.).”
This Copilot feature will be available through the creators update coming later this year. These new controllers are arriving just in time to take advantage of the new Game Pass subscription, coming later this Spring!

Check out the slick controller below.