As far as the new Xbox Wireless Controller is concerned, the accessory will feature a slightly tweaked shape to help the control be more comfortable for more people, with textured triggers, grips, and bumpers to make the entire controller more ergonomic and inclusive. A dedicated Share button makes it easier than ever to capture and share gameplay with others. There’s also a new hybrid D-pad that should allow for easier gameplay in a larger varieties of games that use it. Finally, the Xbox Wireless controller features USB Type-C for charging and input instead of the aging microUSB, which brings us to the other accessories announced.
The Xbox Rechargeable Battery + USB-C Cable allows players to charge up their controllers via a USB-C cable, and still be able to plug in directly for battery-free gameplay. Microsoft will also offer Xbox Wireless Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 and Xbox Wireless Controller + USB-C Cable for players who want the newest Xbox Wireless Controller to use with their Windows gaming PC.
All of these accessories will be available starting November 10, 2020, right alongside the new consoles, with the Xbox Wireless Controllers coming in at the same $60 price point as the previous generation, and the new rechargeable battery pack coming in at $25. Even better, you’ll be able to pre-order all of these accessories starting tomorrow, September 22, 2020, right alongside the Xbox Series X and S pre-orders.
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Jump into next-gen with these new controllers.
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are almost upon us, and with them come the brand-new Xbox Wireless Controller, which will come with a host of improvements to make it more ergonomic, comfortable, faster, and smarter. A better shape to fit more hands, textures and grips at key locations, and a dedicated Share button make this the best Xbox controller ever.