It has already been a year since Microsoft launched its Xbox Design Lab in North America, giving local Xbox fans the chance to purchase their own customized version of the new Xbox One controller. The experiment has been a success for the company, with Xbox Global Marketing Manager Bree White sharing today on Xbox Wire that fans have already created “hundreds of thousands of unique designs that express their creativity and style.”
To keep riding on this momentum, White just announced that Xbox Design Lab is now available in the UK, Germany and France starting today, with more European countries to be added later this summer. In addition to the pre-existing customization options for the controller body, back case, D-pad, bumpers, triggers, thumbsticks, ABXY buttons and View and Menu buttons, Microsoft is also adding the following new options today:
- 4 new color options including Ink Blue, Mineral Blue, Sierra Brown and Desert Tan
- 11 new thumbstick colors including Glacier Blue, Zest Orange, Retro Pink, Electric Green, Robot White, Lightning Yellow, Ash Gray, Ink Blue, Mineral Blue, Sierra Brown and Desert Tan
- New metallic finishes for D-pads and triggers to add a premium look to your controller
- Black rubberized grips for added comfort and control
Xbox Design Lab custom controllers can be yours for £69.99 if you live in the UK or €79.99 for consumers France and Germany, and you can create yours on the dedicated website. For a limited time, laser engraving your custom 16-character message is free for everyone through June 19 (it’s usually a $9.99 option). Sound off in the comments if you think the Xbox Design Lab is a great initiative for Xbox fans.
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