Microsoft announces striking 'Combat Tech' Xbox One controller

Instead of releasing a lot of custom consoles, Microsoft chooses to manufacture numerous special edition Xbox One controllers. Recently, the company launched a Sea of Thieves edition which features a glow-in-the-dark skull. Hot off the heels of that announcement, today Microsoft revealed the Combat Tech Special Edition model.

The Combat Tech Special Edition controller features a sleek dark green military design with black, silver and orange accents. Just like other military-themed ones, it supports rubberized diamond grips and Bluetooth technology so that it works with Windows 10 devices. It's definitely striking even though it's similar to the Patrol Tech model which came out many months ago.

These controllers are great for collectors, and many gamers will be excited for this new reveal. However, highly-customized ones like the Sea of Thieves edition, which offer new designs and not just variations, stand out more. Hopefully, in the future, Microsoft will release more controllers along the lines of the Sea of Thieves model, as opposed to a slight variation of the Patrol Tech one.

You can preorder the Combat Tech Special Edition controller right now on the Microsoft Store, but it should be available at other retailers soon. The controller is expected to launch on March 27, 2018 for $69.99. While this price seems a bit steep considering that the Patrol Tech model is available at a reduced price at many retailers, it'll probably still appeal to collectors.

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