This week Microsoft unveiled the latest version of their Xbox wireless controller.
Called the Recon Tech Special, it is a new Xbox wireless controller that is now available to pre-order in the US for $70. It will then ship from April 25th, 2017.
It is pretty much the same as a normal Xbox One controller in terms of its size and weight, as well as the features, however, the design is really what makes the controller different.
It features a pretty cool design that is themed around the army, as the name suggests, with a green/ black design and a custom overlay on the top.
Microsoft explained more about it with the following:
In developing this new controller series, the Xbox team was inspired by military technology and performance patterns, exploring concepts stemming from combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear. Premium finishes like a laser etched texture on the front, gold accents and insignia are on the front of the controller. The back of the controller features textured diamond rubberized grip for added control and comfort.
This specialized controller also has the same features you know and love of the Xbox Wireless Controller, including improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR. You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories App, available for download from the Xbox Store or Windows Store.
A great way to use this new controller on your Xbox One is with Copilot – a new console feature that allows any two Xbox Wireless Controllers act as if they were one. As part of our commitment to enhancing gaming for everyone, Copilot makes Xbox One more inviting and fun for new gamers or those needing assistance — whether it’s parents who want to help their kids play, experienced gamers looking to play with novice players, or gamers who need unique configurations to play (e.g. with hands apart, hand and chin, hand and foot, etc.). The Copilot feature will be available through the Creators Update later this year.
You can also read more about it at the source link below.