Microsoft Is Making A New Xbox Controller Inspired By The Military

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Xbox just announced a new controller: the special edition Recon Tech wireless controller, to be released next month.

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With a stylized utilitarian look Xbox says was inspired by “military technology,” combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear,” the controller has etched textures on the front and back, apparently for grip. Like other Xbox wireless controllers, it’s bluetooth compatible. Mostly, it’s pretty.

The controller will be available April 25th for a steep $70, still less than half the cost of an Elite wireless controller.

Senior reporter at Kotaku.

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So it’s overpriced, doesn’t have the functionality it promised, and is overhyped?

Sounds like they hit the theme of defence procurement directly on the head.