Xbox Custom Controllers Hitting UK and Europe in 2017

Remember how we cooed over those incredible custom controllers that Microsoft showcased during their E3 2016 press conference? All those options, all those colours. With 8 million different combos available, destroying the opposition will never feel more personal.

While America is likely to get their hands on the Xbox Design Lab’s customised controllers at the start of September, which is when orders placed before the end of August will ship. The new controllers can also be engraved for, in the US, $9.99 more. If you live in the UK and Europe, though, you’ll be waiting until at least next year.


According to technology website Ars Technica

Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox Design Lab and its customised Xbox controllers aren’t coming to the UK or Europe until 2017 at the earliest. Pricing is unconfirmed, but will probably be about £60 when it launches in the UK.

On the one hand, having to wait an unspecified amount of time to get your hands on your very own custom design bad news – particularly when US gamers are getting them so soon. On the other hand, £60 is about the going rate for a standard coloured Xbox controller, so that’s not a monumental price to pay to truly own your self-designed controller.

Will you be picking up one of these rainbow-coloured peripherals when they drop sometime in 2017?

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Steve Clark

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