- Microsoft has revealed the primary official equipment for the Xbox Sequence X and S.
- There’s a blue Xbox Wi-fi Controller, a chargeable exterior battery, and a wi-fi adapter for Home windows 10.
- All will ship on November 10, with pre-orders beginning September 22.
Microsoft is nearly to begin pre-orders for the Xbox Sequence X and Sequence S, and it’s introducing the primary official equipment to match — all of which revolve round wi-fi controllers.
As you would possibly guess, the up to date Xbox Wi-fi Controller shall be out there as a standalone merchandise. You will get it in the identical Carbon Black or Robotic White as the brand new consoles, however you can too spring for a tri-tone Carbon Blue model (proven above) if you would like a extra colourful gamepad. All of them share the identical hybrid directional pad, textured again, and built-in button to share media out of your Xbox, PC, or the brand new Xbox app. They’ll value the identical $60 as the sooner controllers, which nonetheless work with the brand new techniques.
Different Xbox Sequence X and S equipment are centered on increasing the usefulness of the Wi-fi Controller. A $25 Rechargeable Battery + USB-C Cable can totally replenish the controller in lower than 4 hours, and might even top-up the gamepad when you’re taking part in. For those who additionally play on PC, you can too count on Xbox controller bundles that embrace a Home windows 10 wi-fi adapter or a USB-C cable, though Microsoft hadn’t supplied costs as of this writing.
Pre-orders for the Xbox Sequence X and S equipment will begin on September 22 at 8AM Pacific (11AM Jap) alongside the consoles themselves. They need to ship on November 10.
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This isn’t the best information in case you’re a fan of Microsoft’s customized controllers, nevertheless. The corporate is shutting down the Xbox Design Lab between October 14 and someday in 2021 as a way to “carry you some updates.” Microsoft didn’t say what these modifications entail, but it surely’s protected to presume the eye will shift towards Sequence X and S peripherals. For now, you’ll need to be content material with three colours in case you insist on the newest Xbox Wi-fi Controller.