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New Pulse Red Xbox wireless controller coming on February 9

Xbox Pulse Red Controller
Xbox Pulse Red Controller (Image credit: Microsoft)

Xbox Pulse Red Wireless Controller

Source: Microsoft (Image credit: Source: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • The newest Xbox controller is Pulse Red.
  • It features a red faceplate, white backing and black triggers and bumpers.
  • This controller is set to be released on February 9.

Microsoft unveiled (opens in new tab) the new Pulse Red Xbox wireless controller today, featuring all of the new improvements and adjustments included with the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S controller, which is currently available in three colors: Carbon Black, Robot White, and Shock Blue.

This revision is among the best Xbox controllers currently available, with dynamic input latency, a share button and textured grips on the triggers. Per Microsoft, this controller is set to be released on February 9 worldwide at $64.99, pending retailer availability. A trial for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be included with the Pulse Red controller in some markets.

Regardless of whether you're looking for a new controller with new features for the latest generation of Xbox consoles, a new way of testing Xbox Cloud Gaming or even something to compliment your PC gaming, a new Xbox controller is a great way to do so. Microsoft has been asking Xbox players via survey if they want to see features from Sony's PS5 DualSense controller come to future Xbox controllers, such as the detailed haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. If these features are added it's likely to be a ways off, such as in a possible third version of the Elite controller.

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Samuel Tolbert
Samuel Tolbert

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • I really want to like the new controllers. Lots of improvement, but the slightly smaller size is annoying for me. Now I hit the share button more than I would like. I guess if more people can enjoy it, I'm cool. Just glad the last gen controllers still work.
  • I'm not a fan of the size either. It hurts my hands after a few hours. I think I may be starting to get used to it though. Other than that they are great. The low latency is awesome.
  • Can we just get the customized store back. The white backing on the blue an red looks horrible. Imo