Microsoft Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

One of the more interesting developments to come out of E3 (not that I’ve been following that closely)

I saw this one pop up on Xbox Live. Microsoft has set up a microsite for the Elite Wireless Controller at http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/accessories/controllers/elite-wireless-controller

Their video documentary and teaser are both slick.

At a $150 price-point, it’s going head-to-head with the Scuf controller. The benefits of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller are many. Paddles can be customized through the Windows 10 app. Each thumbstick can be swapped to one of three different types (standard, tall, and dome). For longevity, the thumbsticks are made of metal, and they feature a low-friction surround within the controller body. The controller also features onboard memory for two different profiles. In the video documentary, Microsoft also teases customizable sensitivity profiles.

I’m curious to see what the guys over at Scuf Gaming are going to do in response to keep Scuf loyalists in their camp.