Xbox Shows Off Robot White Controller, Which Comes With Series S
While the Series X will come with a black controller, the Series S controller will match the machine.
The Xbox Series S has been unveiled, and the lower-spec $299 unit is set to launch on November 10 alongside the Xbox Series X. Alongside the new system, which comes in a white chassis, Microsoft has also unveiled a new controller color to match it.
The "robot white" controller is what you'll get in the box if you buy a Series S, and aside from the color it'll be the same as the controller included with the Series X. That means you'll get an improved D-Pad, a textured grip across the triggers and bumpers, and a share button.
When something looks this good, it’s okay to want more than one.— Xbox (@Xbox) September 10, 2020
Announcing the Robot White controller. Enhanced for the next gen. Compatible with the current gen: https://t.co/1F86gEIEOG pic.twitter.com/F6xVm6qMFw
If you prefer this design to the black controller bundled in with the Series X, the good news is that this controller will be available separately, too. It's also compatible with the Xbox One and PC, so if you just want a new controller with a share button for your current systems you can pick one up.
Individual pricing for the new controllers has not been announced yet. The Series S/X will also be compatible with Xbox One controllers, including the Elite controller. We recently got some hands-on time with the Xbox Series X and S systems themselves, albeit only mockup units.
While we now know quite a bit about Xbox's next-gen launch, we are still waiting on a final release date and price for Sony's PS5. Like Microsoft, Sony is releasing two versions of the console, but they will be identical except for either having or omitting a disc drive. Their new controller is the DualSense, and it seems that PS5 games will not be playable with a DualShock 4.