New Tech Series of Xbox Wireless Controllers – Recon Tech Special Edition has debuted on Tuesday, and will start shipping to retailers worldwide starting on April 25.
This new controller series is inspired by military technology and performance patterns, exploring concepts stemming from combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear, writes global product marketing manager for Xbox.
"Premium finishes like a laser etched texture on the front, gold accents and insignia are on the front of the controller. The back of the controller features textured diamond rubberized grip for added control and comfort."
It also has regular features including improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR.
You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through Xbox Accessories App, available from the Xbox Store or Windows Store.
This new controller is best use with "Copilot," a new console feature that allows any two Xbox Wireless Controllers act as if they were one. "Copilot makes Xbox One more inviting and fun for new gamers or those needing assistance — whether it's parents who want to help their kids play, experienced gamers looking to play with novice players, or gamers who need unique configurations to play (e.g. with hands apart, hand and chin, hand and foot, etc.)," wrties the team.
The Copilot feature will be available through the Creators Update later this year.
In the holidays of 2017, Microsoft will be debuting the most powerful console ever called "Project Scorpio," featuring 6 teraflops of graphical processing power, true 4K gaming, and compatibility with Xbox One games and accessories will be debuting.
Later this spring, Xbox Game Pass will be unlocking over 100 great games with endless play.
Also, a new Xbox Insiders build 15063.1001 (or rs2_release_xbox_1703.170319-1800) released in the Preview Alpha ring today. Here are the known issues:
Skate 3 may crash to Home after attempting to join a Quick Match. Settings - Display & sound The Audio output page is under construction and some of the new settings are not yet functional. New support is planned for Dolby Atmos for home theater, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and more in upcoming builds. An announcement will be made when these new features are ready to try out; enabling these settings now will have no effect. Wireless Display The Wireless Display app fails to launch and immediately crashes to Home.