MICROSOFT’S XBOX ELITE controller has always been a high-end device, but a new version is on the way that is much more affordable. The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core is available in white and contains only “the essential” components that players require. There’s still a new black option available, as well as the usual assortment of options. However, for players looking for a more affordable option, the Core controller is the way to go. When is the Core controller going to be released, how much will it cost, and what can you expect from it? Here’s the lowdown on the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Core.
Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Core Release Date
The Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Core launches on September 21, 2022, according to the Microsoft website. You can pre-order the controller through the site right now, with free shipping.
Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Core Price
Since the Core version comes with fewer components than the standard edition, it only costs $130, which is around $50 less expensive than the standard black version.
Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Core Features
In contrast to the standard Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, the Core version only includes a thumbstick-adjustment tool and a USB-C cable, leaving out the paddles, additional thumbsticks, an extra D-pad, and a carrying case. The Complete Component Pack, which includes the aforementioned items, is available separately for $60, giving players more options if desired.
The Core controller comes standard with a rubberized grip, shorter hair trigger locks, and, as Microsoft puts it, “limitless button mapping options.” Microsoft also mentions that the Core controller has refined components and a battery life of 40 hours.
Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Core Trailer
What Are the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Design Lab Details?
Microsoft will bring the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 to Design Lab at an unspecified time during the holiday season of 2022, allowing players to completely customise the look of the gamepad. It’s unclear how much this option will cost or when it will be available, but expect to learn more in the coming months.
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