PLACES+FACES teams with Xbox for limited controller and apparel

PLACES+FACES x Xbox Controller
PLACES+FACES x Xbox Controller (Image credit: PLACES+FACES)

What you need to know

  • PLACES+FACES has teased an upcoming Xbox-themed capsule collection, including limited-edition tees, hoodies, and an Xbox controller design.
  • The upcoming collection drops on Oct. 22, via the PLACES+FACES web store.

London-based streetwear label, PLACES+FACES, has teased an upcoming collaboration with Microsoft. The imminent Xbox-branded capsule collection brings a new range of apparel, coupled with its take on the latest Xbox controller. The collection rolls out on Oct. 22, available via the PLACES+FACES web store.

The partnership brings hoodies and tees embellished with the signature PLACES+FACES logo, remixed with considerations for the classic Xbox insignia. Other products include a new cloud gaming pouch, a nod to Microsoft's mobile Xbox Cloud Gaming platform, plus a custom Xbox controller design. The limited-edition gamepad takes inspiration from film burn with a black-to-orange transition, a homage to the origins of PLACES+FACES, with playful use of its plus-shaped directional pad and the Xbox button.

Photography blog turned streetwear heavyweight, PLACES+FACES, marks the latest unexpected collaboration with Redmond's console empire. The lifestyle brand has garnered authority in the UK hip-hop scene, best known for its in-house apparel, club nights, and other contributions over the past decade. The brand previously collaborated with Kojima Productions in late 2019, marking the release of its debut project, Death Stranding, with a limited apparel range.

Each item in the collection also couples with a free month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft's premier gaming subscription, spanning Xbox consoles and PCs. The membership also grants access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, streaming full-fledged Xbox games to iOS and Android devices.

Microsoft also recently unveiled a custom Xbox controller ahead of the brand's 20th anniversary, coupled with other commemorative accessories rolling out later this year.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.