Microsoft introduces Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series
Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled the first in the series of the new tech series of Xbox Wireless Controllers – Recon Tech Special Edition.
The Xbox team, in developing this new controller series, was inspired by military technology and performance patterns, and explored concepts from combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear.
This controller will be available for $69.99 USD and will start shipping to retailers worldwide starting April 25.
The controller has various physical features such as premium finishes like a laser etched texture on the front, gold accents and insignia are on the front of the controller. The back of the controller features textured diamond rubberized grip for added control and comfort.
This specialised controller also has the same features as the Xbox Wireless Controller, including improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR.
Gamers can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories App, available for download from the Xbox Store or Windows Store.
The controller can also be used on Xbox One with Copilot, a new console feature that allows any two Xbox Wireless Controllers to act as if they were one.
Microsoft said that it is committed to enhance gaming for everyone, and Copilot makes Xbox One more inviting and fun for new gamers or those needing assistance.
This includes parents who want to help their children play, experienced gamers playing with novice players, or gamers who need unique configurations to play (e.g. with hands apart, hand and chin, hand and foot, etc.).
The Copilot feature will be available through the Creators Update later this year.
Bree White, Global Product Marketing Manager also announced that Project Scorpio will be released later this year.
The new device has been billed as the ‘most powerful console ever and features six teraflops of graphical processing power, true 4K gaming, and compatibility with Xbox One games and accessories.
Furthermore, Xbox Game Pass will also be launched soon unlocking over hundred great games with endless play.