Microsoft's Xbox Insider broadcast from Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany, featured a look at PUBG Soeul's offices in Korea, leading in to the announcement that PUBG will see its 1.0 version on the console on September 4 and that Microsoft would release a specially designed controller to celebrate the milestone.
Microsofts Limited Edition PUBG Controls can be pre-ordered now and while in most ways, the same controls Xbox One users have used to date are obvious cosmetic details and a subtle physical difference that sets it apart. The controller is covered by a digital camera pattern, and this finish is accentuated with a blue ring around the left analog stick (a reversal to the game's shrinking blue circle restricting the battlefield), a right-hand viewer area and a red X on the right-hand trigger .
Appearance aside, it's the new triggers that can make a concrete difference in the way you play. To prevent the trigger fingers from gliding moments, Microsoft has implemented rubberized triggers – a first for an official Xbox controller.
Microsoft also revealed new customization options for anyone who wants to create a personal Xbox One controller on their site. In addition to being able to change the color of the controller's body and various buttons, you can now use one of five new camo patterns or a shadow finish that sets a color transition from top to bottom. For a limited period, until September 30, you also have the option to choose a silver shadow option.
In addition to its new control messages, Microsoft had much more to share under the Xbox Insider broadcast. For all these stories and more from Gamescom 2018, go over to our event page to capture everything we've covered so far.