Xbox Design Lab adds customization options for personalized controllers

Kip Kniskern

An important part of the console or PC gaming ecosystem is customization, with ways to customize everything from avatars and characters to consoles and even customized controllers. Microsoft first introduced the ability to create your own personalized Xbox controller back in 2016, and then after a hiatus brought back the portal in June of this year. Today, Microsoft is adding new customization options to Xbox Design Lab, bringing back the ability to add rubberized grips, and adding new custom metallic colors.

Along with the black rubberized grips now available as options for both the back case and the side grips, the Design Lab is adding the following options:

  • Black rubberized grips available on both the back case and side grips for added comfort and control
  • 19 new metallic finish colors for D-Pads and Triggers including: Sterling Silver, Pewter Silver, Gunmetal Silver, Abyss Black, Retro Pink, Deep Pink, Oxide Red, Zest Orange, Gold, Electric Volt, Velocity Green, Glacier Blue, Dragonfly Blue, Mineral Blue, Photon Blue, Midnight Blue, Regal Purple, Nocturnal Green, and Warm Gold
  • 3 new color options for controller parts
    • Introducing Dragonfly Blue
    • Military Green has been updated to Nocturnal Green providing a richer earth color
    • Electric Green has been updated to Velocity Green bringing this in line with the iconic Xbox color
  • New “Inspired by” controller designs from Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimBattlefield 2042Forza Horizon 5, and Riders Republic to get your customization journey started

You can get started customizing your own Xbox controller, with pricing starting at $69.99, by visiting