For gamers who love buying gadgets and technology, console launches represent a fun time to stock up on not only a new system but also a host of accessories for that system. If you care about local multiplayer, you’re definitely going to need an extra controller or three. Problem is: the controllers available at launch are always the same color. By the time cool colors come along, many of us already own all the controllers we need.
Luckily Xbox One owners don’t have to wait too terribly long for a different controller style to arrive. When Respawn and Electronic Arts' highly anticipated Titanfall launches on March 11 in North America and March 13 in Europe, a special limited edition controller will pop up right along with it. It certainly looks different from the standard black model! Update: Amazon preorder link after the break!
The Titanfall controller shares the same hardware as a normal controller, but the paint job is far more eye-catching. The front panel appears to be made of white plastic, though military-themed orange, black, and gray patterns are splashed all over it. The top and back of the controller consist of black plastic, like a regular controller.
This controller’s design is meant to evoke the universe of Titanfall, according to Joel Emslie, Lead Artist at Respawn Entertainment:
"In a collaborative effort with the Xbox design team and the Respawn art department, our goal was to create a controller that feels as if it is a piece of military spec hardware transported from the universe of Titanfall and into players hands."
Online commenters have also compared the controller design to the visual styles found in Remember Me from Capcom and Sony’s classic Wipeout series. Personally, I find the design too busy and would prefer they had gone with entirely white plastic over this combination of black-and-white. But I really want a differently colored controller, so I’ll be buying it!
The Titanfall Limited Edition Controller for Xbox One will arrive on March 11 in North America and March 13 in Europe. The North American prices is $64.99, five dollars more than a regular controller. Game sold separately. Also, don't forget about the Collector's Edition of the game.
You can now preorder the Titanfall Limited Edition controller from Amazon for $64.99. Amazon Store Link