Microsoft sure knows that gamers love to have choices. In the past, the company has released some fun and cool controllers to ensure that there is something for every gamer. On Tuesday, the software giant announced the launch of two new Xbox One S controllers: the Ocean Shadow Special Edition and the Winter Forces Special Edition. The new controllers have been priced at $70 in the United States.
You can pre-order the new controllers now
Microsoft said the new controllers would be available at “select” retailers around the world from February 7. However, you can pre-order them right away from the Microsoft store. The new controllers feature all the improvements brought with the Xbox One S, and they are in line with the older series of designs.
Microsoft first brought these enhancements to the Shadow line with the Dawn Shadow. The Ocean Shadow Special Edition has the same design as the last year’s Dawn Shadow controller. It is a matte black model that fades into a light blue metallic finish. The triggers, shoulder buttons, and back are glossy black. The ABXY and menu buttons glow light blue.
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The Winter Forces Special Edition is the first Forces release since the Xbox One S launch. It was inspired by the older Armed Forces, Midnight Forces, and Covert Forces controllers. It has an arctic camouflage pattern with white and gray accents. The Winter Forces pairs well with the Xbox One S styling, said Microsoft.
Both the controllers feature Bluetooth support, expanded wireless range, a textured grip, and custom button mapping.
Microsoft to keep supporting Xbox One S for a long time
Recently, reports surfaced that Microsoft could drop support for the Xbox One when the ultra-powerful Project Scorpio arrives later this year. Microsoft has dubbed Project Scorpio as the world’s most powerful gaming console ever. However, Xbox chief Phil Spencer has assured users that the company would continue to support both the Xbox One and Xbox One S for years.
Xbox One and S will be supported consoles for many years.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 30, 2017
Project Scorpio will be compatible with the Xbox One S games, and would support One S’ peripherals. Spencer also recently told fans that they should wait to pre-order the Scorpio until they have seen games running on it.