Microsoft announced the latest iteration of its Xbox Elite Controller at E3 2019, featuring a significant upgrade on its now 4-year-old predecessor.
Rather tamely named the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, the controller has been re-engineered from the ground up according to Microsoft. The controller features adjustable tension thumbsticks that can be adjusted using a tool to improve precision, undoubtedly invaluable for racing titles and shooters.
The trigger grips have also seen an update, and with redesigned bumpers, the common issue of broken bumpers should hopefully be resolved. Shorter hair locks for the triggers are intended to allow the player to fire faster, and the paddles and thumbsticks have also been given an overhaul for greater customization.
The controller also includes USB-C support and Bluetooth, as well as a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 40 hours per charge. That infamous rubberized grip has been given the wraparound treatment, too. This all adds up to form a significant update on the existing design, with a lot more customization options and connectivity.
You can watch the full reveal trailer for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 below: