A new Xbox controller appears to have leaked online, bringing some shine to Microsoft’s gamepad collection.
On the heels of the recent Mineral Camo controller leak, another Xbox Series X gamepad | S appeared prematurely. As noted by Twitter user @EspiaDeOfertas, Amazon has briefly listed the new Xbox wireless controller called “Lunar Shift”.
The listing appears to have been removed from Amazon, although photos shared on Twitter show the front and back of the controller packaging. These are pretty convincing images that match the design of the standard Xbox controller box.
I believe I have just found an Xbox controller on Amazon that Microsoft does not advertise today. Correct me if I’m wrong 🤔 pic.twitter.com/zjL2lpqkQXSeptember 30, 2022
The Lunar Shift controller is quite space age. Its faceplate appears pearlescent and “changes color with light and movement,” according to the back of its case. What this really means is that the gamepad will glow in the light. Their handles also look marbled, giving them a swirling effect, while all of their buttons, thumbs, and triggers are white.
In addition to these quirks, Lunar Shift is a standard new-gen Xbox controller. It has textured grips, Bluetooth connectivity and a share button on the front.
Microsoft is going heavy on special controller designs. Earlier this year, he revealed a white version of the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2, which will launch with a new livery and a lower price.
Last year, Microsoft went wild with a bright yellow, translucent design for Forza Horizon 5. Paired with Xbox Design Lab – Microsoft’s custom controller maker – Xbox gamers are spoiled for choice.
PlayStation gamers don’t enjoy the same color choices. Sony only introduced blue, pink and purple controllers for the PS5 earlier in the year. The DualSense Wireless Controller can pack in more features, but it loses points in style.
However, don’t buy another Xbox controller at full price right now. Lots of discounts will roll out in the coming weeks as part of the Xbox Series X Black Friday deals. In fact, some Xbox controller colors have already dropped to their lowest price on Amazon.