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Xbox has revealed a little more about their upcoming Elite Series 2 “Core” controllers, including the various bundles, merch, price tags and more with a brand new trailer. The controllers are scheduled to release on September 21, 2022.
For a quick rundown of the new features, watch the full trailer for these controllers on Xbox’s official YouTube channel here:
The original Elite Series 2 controllers were first announced back in May, promoting all the various features that improve on previous models. This includes thumbsticks with adjustable tension, faster trigger response, rubberized grips and so on.
However, the new trailer teases a “Core” model that will be cheaper, simply omitting some of the more complicated interchangeable components available for the primary black controller ($180 USD). Both controllers include the same functionsand Core even includes the thumbstick tool for alignment.
But fans can choose to shave off $50 USD by omitting the paddles, extra thumbsticks, D-pad and carrying case. Actually according to the official blogthese premium components could always be purchased separately later for $60.
In the end, it’s all a bit expensive and the controllers don’t seem to be up to par with the advancements that PlayStation offers with their DualSense technology. However, Xbox’s Core model is a great option for more casual gamers who aren’t sure about investing so deeply. You will be able to test the controller and if you enjoy it, you will have to wait for the additional components to go on sale sometime.
Also, the practical improvements included will certainly make a difference in comfort. It is absolutely essential for players who play for long periods of time, such as professionals, content creators and enthusiasts.
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