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Microsoft Is Celebrating Dune: Part Two With A One-of-A-Kind Floating Controller

One lucky person will get this controller and a Dune-themed Xbox Series S in a sweepstakes competition.


The next Dune movie arrives in theaters soon, and to celebrate, Microsoft has an Arrakis-themed promotion on the way. Microsoft Flight Simulator players can take the Royal Atreides Ornithopter out for a spin in the free Dune expansion, a first for the series as it heads to a fictional planet. But the big draw here is the unveiling of custom Xbox hardware, including the world's first floating Xbox Controller.

What sorcery is this?
What sorcery is this?

How does it float? Probably through magnets, high-power fans, and other fancy technology, but we also want to say magic. Or maybe it comes with a bag of Arrakian spice to inhale so that you think it's floating, dude. The controller also has a custom finish, combining the film logo and symbols with a windswept paint scheme to make it stand out. As for the custom Xbox Series S console, this has a vibrant design that evokes the grandeur of Arrakis in the cosmos and even uses the grill as a stand-in for the planet.

To enter, you can Xbox on X/Twitter and retweet the official Xbox sweepstakes tweet during the entry period starting February 13 and ending on March 25. For official rules and eligibility details, you can click this link for all the fine print.

Dune: Part Two will be out on March 1, and follows Paul Atreides as he assembles an army of Fremen natives to take back control of Arrakis from House Harkonnen. For a sneak peek, you can check out any of the film's trailers or this seven-minute sequence showing Paul's first sandworm ride. And if that's not enough Dune for you, there's even a special-edition popcorn bucket available for purchase, although you probably won't want to stick your hand in it.

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