Gamescom 2018: Microsoft announces limited edition PUBG controller, updates to Xbox Design Lab, new Xbox One S and X bundles

Arif Bacchus

To kick off Gamescom 2018 today, Microsoft announced a special PUBG controller, updates to Xbox Design Lab, and new Xbox One X and S bundles. The new controller is available for pre-order today and will be shipping worldwide in October.

Key features on the special edition PUBG controller include a digital camo finish on the back, a blue circle on the left thumbstick, and a sight scope on the right thumbstick. There’s also a PUBG logo on the back of the controller, an X on the right trigger, and for the first time ever on Xbox, grips on the trigger buttons.

Additionally, with the Xbox Design Lab, Microsoft is also introducing five new Shadow and Camo effects. The Xbox team showcased two of the new looks on the stage, reminding users that the possibilities are endless and you can always customize the controller your own look.

To tie in with that customization, Microsoft also announced three new Battlefield 5 bundles. One of the bundles is a new 1TB Battlefield 5 Xbox One X, themed with a charcoal effect. The bundle will be deploying soon and will include a code for Battlefield 5 Deluxe edition, and a code for Battlefield 1943.

Though we obviously didn’t yet get the rumored second generation of the Xbox Elite controller there was still plenty of new reveals today. As Microsoft had initially teased, the company detailed new Xbox One bundles for both Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Fallout 76. Additionally, the company took the wraps off a Forza Xbox One X and Xbox One S bundle, both launching on October 2nd, with the Xbox One X version including codes for both Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7.

We’ll be keeping up with all the news from Gamescom so be sure to keep it locked right here to OnMSFT for all the Xbox news and information.