Nobody like Xbox when it comes to generating hype around their console controls.
With the new Xbox Series X and S platforms on the market for a couple of months, the Redmond company released the Robot White and Shock Blue controllers that are not only compatible with the latter, but also with Xbox One, PC ( Windows 10) and Android and iOS devices.
In order not to slow down the pace, Microsoft has now announced the new Pulse Red control, a control that will show off textured triggers and bumpers, a hybrid directional pad, button mapping and Bluetooth technology, specifications that are also present in the two controls that precede it.
The Pulse Red sneak peek was given by Samuel Bateman, Xbox UK Marketing Lead, via a social media post in which he said the company was excited to introduce the latest Xbox wireless controller design.
He also announced that it will go on sale on February 9 and accompanied with a video preview that he complemented with a photo in the thread of his publication.
We’re excited to introduce the latest design in the new generation of controllers, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Pulse Red
Shipping Feb 9th pic.twitter.com/nFSxU78yv1
— Samuel Bateman (@samuelofc) January 11, 2021
Later, it was Microsoft itself that formally presented the control through the Xbox official site, emphasizing that within the company they have the mission of offering new designs to fans year after year, and recalled that until now Series X and S feature Carbon Black, Robot White and Shock Blue.
The control is now available in the Xbox online catalog, under the clarification that its launch will be on February 9, 2021.
It is also important to note that it will have the highest cost of the new generation Xbox controllers, since its price is $ 64.99, while Carbon Black and Robot White is $ 49.99 and Shock Blue is $ 54.99.
The sale of flashy controls is a strategy that has always distinguished Microsoft, a company whose Xbox Series X will have displaced, according to Statista, 50 million units by the end of 2023.