Xbox One Elite Controller Release Date Confirmed

Hey, that's the same day that Halo 5 comes out.

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Confirming earlier retail listings, Microsoft has now officially announced that the $150 Xbox One Elite controller will launch on October 27. That's the same day that Halo 5: Guardians is released.

The Xbox One Elite controller, which also works on PC, is more than twice as expensive as the standard unit. For the premium price, you get a first-of-its-kind Xbox controller that features interchangeable rear paddles and hair trigger locks. It also lets you adjust the trigger minimum and maximum values, thumbstick sensitivity, and button assignments. In short, you can assign any of the controller's 14 different inputs to the ABXY buttons, paddles, D-pad, triggers, and thumbstick clicks.

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A full rundown of specifics about the Xbox One Elite controller is available here. For a closer look at the pad, watch the video above or click through some images in the gallery here.

Xbox One controllers with buttons on the back are proving popular, as both Razer and PowerA have announced their own high-end Xbox One pads with increased functionality.

Are you planning to pick up a new Xbox One Elite Controller? Let us know in the comments below. The controllers are available to preorder now on Amazon, GameStop, and the Microsoft Store.

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