In related news Microsoft has also just released a trio of new Xbox Wireless Controllers sporting new colour schemes and textures. It's now capable of supporting up to eight controllers and can also transmit stereo sound. Announced on Xbox Wire, the new controller designs are Green/Grey, Patrol Tech Special Edition, and Volcano Shadow Special Edition.
The Volcano Shadow Special Edition is the latest in the Shadow Series line that Microsoft introduced a year ago.
All three controllers are wireless compatible with the Xbox One and can connect with PCs via a wireless adapter. This model has a metallic finish with a matte top and glossy buttons/triggers and D-pad.
As its name implies, the Patrol Tech Special Edition has a dark-blue military design as well as a diamond rubberized grip for added comfort. The controller is available for pre order for $69.99 United States dollars at select retailers worldwide including microsoftstore.com and will start shipping August 3. While the Xbox adapter is now smaller, it will retain its current £19.99/$24.99 price tag. Both are expected to ship out on August 3.
The other is the Patrol Tech Special Edition, and is scheduled to arrive in stores from 5th September. However, a lot of PC owners still like to use a controller from time to time and more often than not, Microsoft's Xbox controller is the best way to go. This new controller is available for pre order for $69.99 United States dollars at select retailers worldwide including micrsoftstore.com and will start shipping September 5. It features a first-person sim game where players get to farm slime creatures. You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories App.
Last week, Microsoft kicked off the Xbox Summer Spotlight, shining a light on the latest indie games from various developers.