Microsoft introduces a new version of its popular Xbox Elite Controller today. While many had hoped for a second-generation controller with three levels of Hair Trigger Locks and an adjustable locking signal for the thumb connectors, Microsoft introduced a robust white design of its existing Xbox Elite controls that matched the company's Xbox One S console and the new Xbox One X in white.
The updated controller, formerly the code name Washburn, will not contain Bluetooth support for wireless connections for Windows 10 PCs or a modern USB-C port. It has the same design and features as the original Xbox Elite Controller that was sent back in 201
Rumors have suggested that Microsoft canceled its Xbox Elite V2 controls as leaked in previous years. It seems that the follow-up is at least delayed, as new layers of the original began to appear in the last few weeks, and now this white version is all but confirm we will not see a second generation anytime soon. Hopefully, Microsoft has handled the problems in the grip sections that are over time with this white version, and we'll find out later this year when available to Xbox players.
Microsoft's new white Xbox Elite controls come from Microsoft Stores and GameStop (and other retailers worldwide) from October 16 to $ 149.99.
Update August 29, 9:38 PM ET : Article updated to clarify the controller does not include Bluetooth support.