Microsoft is set to give away a very limited edition set of Xbox controllers to celebrate the acquisition of Bethesda.
The set includes Bethesda-themed controllers Dishonored, Prey, Doom, Fallout, The Evil Within, The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein.
The controls come in a chest adorned with Bethesda and Xbox Game Pass logos, and have an approximate sales value of $ 399, according to Microsoft.
Aaron Greenberg, general manager of Xbox game marketing at Microsoft, said that the Xbox Twitter account will soon reveal details on how you can have the chance to win limited edition peripherals.
At the moment there are no indications that the controllers will be made available for purchase.
UPDATE 22.40 UK: To participate in the prize draw, users must follow the official Xbox Twitter account, tweet the following promotional post and include the hashtag #XboxBethesdasweepstakes.
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Microsoft announced on March 9 that it had officially completed the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, in a $ 7.5 billion deal.
Following the news, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer said he was delivering exclusive games to platforms that support the Xbox Game Pass, which was the main reason why Microsoft had bought ZeniMax.
Microsoft recently confirmed that the March system update for the Xbox includes fixes for “many of the controllers disconnect” players have reported in the last four months.
According to a list of known Xbox Series X / S issues, some users may have experienced “frequent disconnections” with the new wireless controller that was launched next to the consoles in November.
Microsoft has also said that they are working on a solution for lack of response some gamers experience with the new Xbox controller.
The company unveiled two new Xbox controller colors last week. The Electric Volt controller will be released on April 27 for $ 64.99, while the Daystrike Camo Special Edition controller will be available on May 4 for $ 69.99.
The upcoming controllers are the first pieces of Xbox hardware that use recycled resins by consumer, according to Microsoft.
“Both controllers will contain some resins made from recycled materials such as headlight covers, plastic water jugs and CDs,” it explained.
“We also do not expect any compromises from these recycled materials, since our testing shows that the materials provide the same durability or performance you have expected.
“We are excited to take this next step in our commitment to waste reduction and recycling, while still coming up with innovative new controller designs.”
Earlier this year, Microsoft used a customer experience survey to ask Xbox Series X / S owners if they would like to see some PlayStation controller features made available for the consoles.