Microsoft today announced a new version of its popular Xbox Elite controller. While many had hoped for a second-generation controller with three-level Hair Trigger Locks and an adjustable lock design for the thumbsticks, Microsoft introduced an off-white design of the existing Xbox Elite controller that fits the company's Xbox One S console Xbox One X. in white.
The updated controller, previously codenamed Washburn, strangely does not include Bluetooth support for wireless connections to Windows 10 PCs or a modern USB-C port. It has the same design and features as the original Xbox Elite Controller that shipped in 201
According to rumors, Microsoft has canceled the Xbox Elite V2 controller, which was previously released year. It seems that the follow-up will at least be delayed, as new stocks of the original have appeared in recent weeks, and now this white version confirms that we will not see a second generation in the near future. Hopefully Microsoft has gotten used to the problems of grip areas over time with the white version and we will find out later when it will be available to Xbox players later this year.
Microsoft's new white Xbox Elite controller will be available from Microsoft Stores and GameStop (and other merchants worldwide) for $ 149.99 starting October 16
Update, August 29 9:38 Watch ET : Article updated to clarify the controller does not include Bluetooth support.