Xbox Elite Series 2 Is Evolving with More Ways to Play Like a Pro

From Xbox Wire: "With the launch of the original Xbox Elite controller in 2015, we wanted to give gamers a new way to play at their full potential. We developed a premium gaming controller that offered unparalleled levels of customization to allow you to play with a specific setup that works best for you.

Today we are excited to build on that legacy with the announcement of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core in white. It’s designed to meet the core needs of today’s competitive gamers, putting exceptional performance, customization, and durability where it matters most — in your hands. We are giving fans more choice than ever before with two Elite controllers to meet your needs."

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Orchard154d ago

Black is also more expensive. You have the option of buying the white one with all the same components as the black one.

VenomUK154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

Woah, for a minute there I thought that was the Xbox DualSense Elite.

agnosticgamer154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

The Black one (that is more expensive) Comes with all the interchangeable components. The White Core one doesn't.
On a side note, it also says that the Elite Series controllers are coming to the design lab this holiday. could be cool, but will also add to the already expensive price I'm sure.

1Victor153d ago (Edited 153d ago )

Welcome to the future of controllers with 40 hours rechargeable battery 😱
Color me impressed 👍🏿 👍🏿

CaptainHenry916154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

The black one does look better but maybe I'm saying that because I already own one with my PC lol

Orchard154d ago

I like the idea of being able to buy a customizable and more premium controller without having to buy the back paddles etc.


I’ve never once used the back paddles so I agree.

Software_Lover154d ago

I always use the back pedals. It’s the main reason that I purchased the controller(s)

Nephesh154d ago

I tried to like them, but they are in the way of your grip on the controller, so you accidentally hit them ALL the time!

--Onilink--154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

To me it doesnt make sense that at that price point it doesnt include the paddles (which can be removed anyway), its the biggest distinguishing factor between a normal and a “pro controller”
Selling everything else as a separate package seems fine to me

Tacoboto154d ago

Oh my, people spend over $100 on a gaming controller and choose *not* to use the paddles?

I'm shocked. They're the best thing ever to me. Even the two rear buttons on the 8BitDo Pro 2.

Orchard154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

Yeah, I have an Elite and I never use the back paddles. It just doesn't feel natural to me and it's not something I was able to get used to.

Not saying they are bad, I get why some people like them - but for me, I could've saved $50 on my controller since the paddles just sit in the case.

I use the Elite because it feels better to play, the weight of the sticks, being able to tweak configs etc. Best feeling controller on the market.

Tacoboto154d ago

Oh it is great. I've got the tension turned up on the sticks but in my case, paddles were the biggest change and quickest to get used to.

The A button on mine feels like it's ever so slightly misaligned, requiring a harder press on the left side versus directly on top. So basically when aiming and jumping. Missed a couple jumps on Halo 5, started using the paddles after - hard to go back.

My right bumper either misses or double fires about a third of the time. Hopefully these new units are more tightly built.

SavageFlamingo154d ago

I really hope they fixed all of the out of the box issues.

Nephesh154d ago

My bumpers broke exactly after the warranty was up.

SavageFlamingo153d ago

Oh wow. You mean it lasted that long?

Aussieguy153d ago

I wonder if they finally fixed STICK DRIFT? I know it happens to all controllers these days, but if your paying a premium price for a controller you want it to last and the sticks are really a very important part of a controller and used for everything. This is what put me off buying the old elite controller as I heard it got bad stick drift.

mkis007153d ago

Surprised they didnt go the route of replaceable entire stick modules

Kaze88153d ago

If you open a controller, get the stick out from the component, spray contact cleaner on its parts from the sides and top. Then move the stick for every direction for 1min. In most cases this fixes it, I have fixed loads of them and the ones that were fixed, haven't heard them since being broken again and it was a year ago.

Bladesfist153d ago

They all use the same parts, and the parts have a limited lifetime, they should just make them easily replaceable.

PhillyDillyDee153d ago

Yet still no option to get one without those cheap rubber grips…