Is the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller getting a new color variant – a white edition?
The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 has so far only been available in its default black color scheme. But a small clip shared on twitter (opens in new tab) by leaker Rebs Gaming shows off a new flesh-and-blood white edition.
The clip begins by showing the Xbox Series X|S premium controller box. Next, we take a look at the controller itself, which wears a clean white-on-black coat.
All the usual Elite Controller bells and whistles are accounted for. This includes the carrying case, swappable analog sticks and customizable rear paddle buttons. It looks like the genuine article, although we haven’t heard anything from Microsoft to confirm if or when the pad will actually be released.
A sign of pillows to come?
Leak: I think this is our first footage of the Xbox Elite Series 2 White Edition controller. A leaked image of the control was shown by @IdleSloth84 in March. Source: #XboxOne #XboxSeriesX pic.twitter.com/t97qbaNPCuAugust 8, 2022
Okay, sure, the White Edition isn’t exactly the boldest design Microsoft could have chosen for its Elite keyboard. But it is still attractive. I think keeping certain parts of the controller black – like the sticks and grips – is a smart aesthetic choice. They contrast very well with the white center.
The Elite Series 2 is an excellent controller. But it lacks the one thing the regular Xbox Wireless Controller has in abundance: color choices. We’ve seen numerous bold designs for the standard Xbox controller, including an eye-popping special edition for Forza Horizon 5 and a striking hot pink design. But the Elite has not yet had the same treatment.
I hope this new White Edition not only hits the market, but that it will also be a gateway to more ambitious designs for the Xbox top pad. Seriously, a purple Elite block would be an instant buy for me and probably many others too.