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Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller release date announced

Early this year Microsoft introduced the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, an advanced and highly customizable device that will work with the Xbox One and on PC. At the time of the announcement Microsoft didn’t give a release date for the new controller to hit stores but it looks likes that time has finally come.

Both the official Microsoft Online store and the product page on Amazon.com have updated the release date and it now reads October 27, 2015. This will have the controller in players hands a few weeks before major releases like “Star Wars: Battlefront” and “Call of Duty Black Ops 3” hit the shelves.

The highly-anticipated controller costs a lot more than your average Xbox One controller at $150 but also offers a ton of new features. Players can swap the thumbsticks and D-pads to customize the feel and design of the controller, the device also comes with hair-trigger locks. Also included is the ability to swap-out interchangeable paddles and the controller also features a unique rubberized diamond grip.

There is also an easy-to-use app that will allow you to customize your controller ever more. When you buy the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller you get a carrying case, a set of 4 paddles, a set of 6 thumbsticks, a set of 2 D-pads: faceted and standard, a USB cable, AA batteries and a quick set up guide and product manual.

The best deal for getting the controller is if you buy a new Xbox One Elite Bundle for $499. That includes a 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Xbox One Console, an Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller with set of 4 paddles, 6 thumbsticks, 2 D-Pads, and a USB cable, a 14-Day Xbox Live Gold Trial, an AC Power Cable, and an HDMI Cable. The new device also boasts a 20% faster performance upgrade through an energy saving mode on start-up.

more info: amazon.com