Microsoft's new Xbox Wireless Controller Aqua Shift Special Edition is a cool shimmery blue

Shimmer me timbers.

Microsoft has added a shimmery splash of colour to its latest custom controller and it's out now.

The new Xbox Wireless Controller Aqua Shift Special Edition features a colour-shifting blue shimmer, reminiscent of the Northern Lights. The prismatic colour is pretty mesmerizing to look at and gives off all kinds of galactic and mystical vibes.

The new colour variant is Microsoft's first Special Edition Xbox Series X/S controller to feature rubberized side grips with a supposedly unique dual-colour swirl on every unit.


In addition to the new side grip design, the pad boasts textured grip on the triggers, bumpers and the back case, alongside the hybrid D-pad and Bluetooth compatibility.

The new controller is also compatible with Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X - which is ideal if you've been struggling to get hold of Microsoft's next-gen console or if you've been waiting for the best Xbox Series X or Series S deal or bundle. It also works with Android and iOS phones and tablets, as well as Windows 10 PCs that have Bluetooth support or if you have an Xbox Wireless Adapter dongle.


The new Xbox controller is in stock now for £59.99/ $69.99 and launched on 31st August 2021. Will you be picking one up? Or perhaps you might be more interested in creating your own custom controller in the Xbox Design Lab?

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