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Microsoft’s best Xbox One controller could be in line for a serious upgrade

The Xbox One Elite controller represents the pinnacle of Microsoft’s controller design nous, and is suitably priced as such.

However, it appears the console gaming giant is preparing a new version of the ultra-customisable, luxury pad, almost three years after the original was unveiled.

Following a recent image leak, a report from The Verge claims the new edition will add USB-C charging and Bluetooth support for Windows 10 gamers.

The second-gen controller will also have three-level Hair Trigger Locks and a three profile switch that could explain the on-board LED lights spied within the leaked image.

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Finally, there’ll be longer key travel from the paddles, the report says.

The first Xbox One Elite controller was revealed at E3 2015 and it appears the update could come a full three years later, during this summer’s LA gaming expo.

Today’s report also cites a Microsoft insider, who confirmed the image leaked on Reddit is the geniune article.

Xbox Elite 2018 leak

When we last looked at the luxurious, £130 Xbox One Elite controller in November 2016, it maintained a 9/10 score.

Our reviewer wrote: “The Xbox One Elite Controller really is the one controller to rule them all, with its mature aesthetics, strong customisation options and durability. You might just want to wait for a price drop before you buy.”

Are you a proud Xbox One Elite controller owner, who’d never go back to the stock option? Or is £130 for a controller just too much to ask for your gaming needs.

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