Aiming to be the Rolls Royce of Xbox Ones in a sea of Ford and Chevy bundles and deals, the Xbox One Elite Console offers a premium alternative at a premium $499 price: a 1TB Xbox One – complete with a solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) – paired with Microsoft’s upscale . But thanks mostly to optimizations and efficiencies gained from the New Xbox One Experience dashboard, the Elite’s minimal hardware benefits aren’t enough to make it an easy recommendation.
Meet the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller revealed at E3 2015. Bringing Xbox One and PC gamers a new level of customization, the Xbox Elite Controller has a price just under $150 and its release date will fall in October, 2015.
Microsoft planned to create a new controller for Xbox One and PC, which could be designed completely around performance and to meet what gamers desired today. This resulted in the Xbox Elite controller you seen featured by Product Reviews on this page, and the design was aided by a “collaboration with pro-level players”.
There’s also an app for Windows 10 and Xbox One that will help customize the Xbox Elite Wireless controller even more. You will be able to change button assignments, sensitivities for thumbsticks, change trigger min/max values, and much more to assign 14 inputs for true customization.