On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled the next installment in its Elite Series of Xbox controllers. The Xbox Elite Series 2 “Core” White wireless controller is designed to be a more affordable version of the current Elite Series 2 with a few modifications. The Core model is set to release later this month on September 21 and pre-orders are available now on the Microsoft Store.
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core Trailer
The budget-friendly Core model costs $130 USD and is the pared-down version of the current Elite Series 2 controller. Like its pricier counterpart, the Core model features adjustable-tension thumbsticks, shorter hair trigger locks, and a wrap-around rubberized grip along the sides. The Xbox Accessories app still allows for button mapping and lighting customization as well.
Those looking to replace parts on their current Xbox Elite Series 2 controller or who plan on modifying the Core model once it arrives can purchase the Complete Component Pack, which will release alongside the Core model for $60 USD and is also available to pre-order now. The Complete Component Pack includes the following:
- 1 interchangeable D-pad (standard)
- 4 interchangeable thumbsticks (2 classic, 1 tall, 1 dome)
- 4 paddles (2 medium, 2 mini)
- 1 carry case
- 1 charge dock
- 1 USB-C cable
Microsoft also revealed that their current Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller is being added to the Xbox Design Lab later this year, allowing users to customize their own version of the controller for an added cost. Pricing was not announced, however. Head over to the Xbox website for additional Xbox Elite Series 2 Core controller details, such as tech specs and pre-order information.