Showcased at this year’s E3, the Xbox Elite Controller comes with many interesting features, such as button remapping and swappable parts, certainly worth the $150 purchase price! Here is a detailed look at the wealth of useful features the controller brings to its lucky owner, at only three times the price of a regular controller.
The most noticeable difference is the addition of steel. According to the behind the scenes video, this makes the controller much more resilient to wear and tear and very likely to survive violent ragequits when punted across the room. Besides that, those steel parts add a little bit of chrome to the controller, which attracts chicks like a magnet and lets them know the owner is loaded.
The controller has a rubberized diamond grip that sits naturally in the hands and prevents any kind of slippage due to sweat or sudden fits of rage from realizing how bad the rest of the team is. The thumbsticks at the front and D-pads are easily replaceable and customizable, so the owner can really show off his personality with the flair. There are also many other minute touches, such as paddles in the back for using the Bumper Jumper control scheme and hair-trigger functionality for even more twitch headshots.
But the most interesting addition by far is the ability to customize the buttons, something that PC gamers have only been able to do for over twenty years. However, this groundbreaking feature has some shortcomings. Since all button mappings are stored in the controller—and we all know how expensive memory is—there is only enough room for two button layout profiles, which can be toggled with a flick of the switch at the front of the Xbox Elite Controller.
Take that, PC master race! I’m ordering ten Elite Controllers as we speak.