Microsoft has revealed the new Tech Series of Xbox Wireless Controllers, with the first in the series called the Xbox Wireless Controller Recon Tech Special Edition. The controller will retail for $69.99 USD and will begin shipping to retailers on April 25. According to Microsoft, development on the Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series was inspired by military technology and performance patterns, with the team exploring concepts stemming from combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear. The result is a premium finish with a laser-etched texture, gold accents and insignia on the front of the controller. On the back, there’s textured diamond rubberized grip for added control and comfort.
Like currently Xbox Wireless Controllers, the Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series has improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology so it’s compatible with Windows 10 devices and even the Samsung Gear VR.
Microsoft also took the time to talk about Copilot, a new console feature that allows any two Xbox Wireless Controllers to act as if they were one. “As part of our commitment to enhancing gaming for everyone, Copilot makes Xbox One more inviting and fun for new gamers or those needing assistance – whether it’s parents who want to help their kids play, experienced gamers looking to play with novice players, or gamers who need unique configurations to play.” The Copilot feature will be available later this year through the Creators Update.