Xbox Elite 2 Controllers Are Now Customizable in the Xbox Design Lab
Microsoft has officially brought the Xbox Elite 2 controllers to the company’s Xbox Design Lab after teasing the feature last month.
Like the standard Xbox wireless controller, the Elite 2 controllers on the Xbox Design Lab will allow you to fully customize nearly all of the parts on the controller, such as the triggers, d-pad, and thumbsticks. Microsoft also notes that players can finally choose between a cross-shaped or faceted D-Pad in the Xbox Design Lab, a feature you previously could not do.
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This marks the first time Microsoft has allowed the option to fully customize its flagship controller after launching the Xbox Design Lab in 2016. Microsoft would temporarily pause the program ahead of the Xbox Series X/S launch before relaunching it in June 2021, discontinuing custom Xbox One controllers in favor of the Xbox Series X/S controller.
A custom Elite 2 controller on the Xbox Design Lab starts at $149.99, but there is an option to fully customize the Elite 2 controller and all of the Elite components, which retails for $209.99.
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