Update: After its existence leaked a couple of weeks ago, Xbox has officially unveiled its latest Xbox Wireless Controller colourway – Astral Purple.
As predicted, this one sits firmly in the same range as Xbox’s less-limited alternate controller colour schemes like Pulse Red, Shock Blue and Velocity Green with a purple front case, white back, and a combination of black and purple for the triggers and buttons. It’ll set you back $94 when it releases on October 6th, with some local retailers already taking pre-orders:
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Introducing the newest addition to our classic Xbox controller lineup, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Astral Purple. The rich purple colour has such a distinct regal look to spice up your gaming setup and bolster your collection. The dark purple theme is carried over to both the thumbsticks and buttons, with a black matte finish on the hybrid D-Pad, bumpers, and triggers. This is all tied together with a clean white back case that results in the front of the controller looking even more striking.
Original Story: It’s a tale as old as time at this point, but it looks like Microsoft is gearing up to release another new design for its Xbox Wireless Controller, and old mate billbil-kun has nabbed the details early.
This time around, it seems like we’re getting another in-store version of an Xbox Design Lab colourway like the Velocity Green controller that launched earlier this year, only this time it’s an Astral Purple design. The advantages with the dedicated Velocity Green release were that it was available on store shelves rather than a custom order, the face buttons were all a match for the body colour and it was slightly cheaper than ordering a near-identical one through Design Lab, so presumably that all rings true here as well.
The Astral Purple Xbox Wireless Controller will reportedly be released on September 19th, and should come at a cost of $94 AUD when it does.