by Navin Kumar, Director of Product Marketing, Xbox
As we continue to expand our collection of Xbox Wireless Controllers, we aim to bring new controller designs to our fans to expand their own. We recognize what speaks to you will differ from other Xbox fans, from exciting, visually appealing designs to features that enhance performance, or both. Today, we’re excited to introduce not one, but two new Xbox Wireless Controllers to add to your personal collection.
Xbox Wireless Controller – Electric Volt
Inspired by the energy and vibrance often found in athletic apparel and sneaker design, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Electric Volt is the newest color in the current generation of Xbox controllers. Electric Volt builds on the same, striking color theme of Shock Blue and Pulse Red but takes it up a notch with a high-energy, yellow resin not yet seen on Xbox hardware. The high-vis yellow top case punches hard against the matte black hybrid D-pad while the white back case adds even more dimension to the design. Textured grip on the bumpers, triggers, and back case help provide greater control through every gaming session. The new Xbox Wireless Controller – Electric Volt will be available for $94.95 AUD beginning May 11 in most Xbox markets worldwide and can be purchased at select retailers, including Microsoft Store. Check your local retailer for product availability in your region. For more product details, visit Xbox.com.
Xbox Wireless Controller – Daystrike Camo Special Edition
The Xbox Wireless Controller – Daystrike Camo Special Edition is the third installment in our Camo series, following the Night Ops Camo and Arctic Camo Special Edition controllers, and first in the latest generation of Xbox controllers. Your favorite Xbox camo takes on a unique, lifestyle twist in this fresh design. With a palette of deep reds, paired with grey and black, Daystrike Camo brings a streetwear vibe to your game. It also includes features standard of the new Xbox Wireless Controllers like the Share button, hybrid D-pad, and textured grip on the triggers. For the first time ever, the Daystrike Camo Special Edition incorporates textured grip across the entire top surface of the bumpers to keep your grip locked in and on target. The Xbox Wireless Controller – Daystrike Camo Special Edition will be available for $99.95 AUD starting May 18 in most Xbox markets worldwide. Check your local retailer for availability.
To celebrate our two new controller designs, Xbox Gear Shop chose Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo as the color inspiration for the first release in the new Xbox Icon Collection, a series of limited-run gear inspired by iconic elements of the brand. The premium, everyday apparel is designed for you to rep your love for all things Xbox in comfort and style. The Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo-inspired apparel will be available in unisex sizes at Xbox Gear Shop beginning April 21. Xbox Gear Shop ships internationally to most countries from the U.S., but as quantities will be limited, be sure to lock yours in before they’re gone for good.
Visit Xbox Gear Shop for the latest official gear and shipping details.
Additionally, our efforts to become more sustainable across the Xbox product lifecycle apply to Xbox Wireless Controllers. With the new Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo Special Edition controllers, we will be incorporating post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins for the first time in any Xbox hardware. Both controllers will contain a portion of resins made from recycled materials like automotive headlight covers, plastic water jugs and CDs. We expect no compromises from these recycled materials either, as our testing shows the materials provide the same controller durability or performance you have come to expect. We are excited to be taking this next step in our commitment to waste reduction and recycling, while still coming up with innovative new controller designs.
As with all Xbox Wireless Controllers, you can wirelessly connect the Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo Special Edition controllers to devices including Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One with the built-in Xbox Wireless radio. You can also connect to Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices with Bluetooth Low Energy for remote play from your console or cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on the go. Both controllers include the Share button, now standard to our new Xbox Wireless Controllers, to instantly capture screenshots and clips, a USB-C port to play and charge with the Xbox Rechargeable Battery (sold separately), and Dynamic Latency Input for a more responsive and seemingly instantaneous gaming experience. The controllers also include the fan-favorite custom button mapping via the Xbox Accessories app.
In select markets, both controllers come with a 14-day trial for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate so you can discover your next favorite game from over 100 games across console, PC and Android mobile devices from the cloud.