Microsoft unveiled a new limited edition Xbox Wireless Controller.
The Phantom White Special Edition controller is the second in Xbox’s Phantom series. The Phantom Black Special Edition controller released in September last year.
The Phantom White is available at retailers worldwide beginning April 2 for $70. It also comes with a 14-day trial for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.
Like its darker cousin, the Phantom White features an opaque neutral colour that fades away until it reveals the technology inside.
Gamers with grimy hands will want to steer way clear of Microsoft’s new Phantom White Xbox wireless controller. It’s the sort of thing that will highlight Cheetos residue in ways that darker controllers may not. For everyone else, however, the new colour option is certainly snazzy.
The top is a translucent white with gold mechanical components underneath and transitions to matte white on the bottom.
The buttons, triggers, thumb-sticks, and bumpers are a glossy white with light grey accents, while textured grips on the back helps keep the peripheral in your hands while you play.
Last month, Microsoft also revealed a new Sport Red Special Edition Wireless Controller inspired by “the world of activewear and sports lifestyle.” It features metallic red and silver accents on the front and red diamond rubberized grips on the back.
Like the Phantom White, the Sport Red comes with 14-day trial membership to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass and costs $70. It arrived in stores on March 5.
Like all Xbox Wireless Controllers, the Phantom White comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth capability. It’s compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and the Xbox Accessories app, which allows for custom button-mapping.
Anyone wishing to order it can do so online by going to the Microsoft Store, assuming they can spare the premium $59.99 price that it goes for. And in addition to working on Xbox One systems, it also works wirelessly with Windows 10 thanks to its built-in Bluetooth.