The award-winning Xbox 360 controller – that was a huge upgrade from the original Xbox’s bulky controller – is set to undergo a few adjustments coming in November 09, 2010 when Microsoft will release an all new Xbox 360 controller.
The Xbox 360 controller has remained exactly the same since its 2005 debut – with a few minor color changes here and there – but Microsoft will release a new Xbox 360 controller along with a Play & Charge Kit in November 2010. The all new Xbox 360 controller will resemble its original predecessor, but will undergo a major upgrade to its D-pad layout.
The new Xbox 360 controller that will be released this November will feature a Transforming D-pad that will be more accurate and what Microsoft calls “fighter friendly.” The new Transforming D-pad feature of the Xbox 360 wireless controller will allow you to customize it’s set-up to be better tailored for first person shooter games, button mashing fighter games, and sports game with in-built smart preset layout set-ups.
In addition to the new wireless Xbox 360 controller’s Transforming D-pad, it’ll also undergo a few aesthetic changes as well including a unique new button design, a silver and gray colored paint job, and a more comfortable hand fit. The new and improved Xbox 360 wireless controller with an accompanying Play & Charge Kit will rollout worldwide and will cost a whopping $64.99 (US) at your local retail store.
The new Xbox 360 controller sounds like a great option for hardcore Xbox 360 gamers that are looking for an added advantage or an extra accuracy boost, but seems to be a bit expensive when compared to the price of the current Xbox Wireless controller that already costs a whopping $49.99. While I’m glad to see that Microsoft is concerned with creating a better Xbox 360 controller, I’ll likely pass on the added expense of this controller and will continue to pwn noobs with the original wireless Xbox 360 controller.
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