Microsoft Is Making A New Xbox Controller Inspired By The Military

The first in the series is called the Xbox Wireless Controller - Recon Tech Special Edition.

Here are some shots of the controller in real life, via Xbox social marketing manager Graeme Boyd.

Microsoft recently announced a completely new line of Xbox One controllers which are inspired by the military, these controllers will provide "military technology and performance patterns" according to Microsoft in a blog post". If you think about it, that's just $5/£5 per triangle mesh. The controller also includes the same features of a standard Xbox Wireless Controller, including a rubberized textured grip, improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices.

As for the Recon Tech controller, it will cost $70 and comes out April 25 worldwide. Fans will be delighted by premium finishes like a laser etched texture on the front, gold accents and insignia, and our fan favorite diamond rubberized grips on the back.

As seen above, the new Xbox One controller is pretty sleek and stylish, with the military and sci-fi inspiration showing through quite a bit.

Don't forget that Microsoft also lets everyone customize their own controller with Xbox Design Lab. You can pre-order it using the link below.

  • Arturo Norris