Xbox Design Lab finally received new features that will make your console more sleek! The company confirms that it now has more options for your peripheral.
Microsoft stopped the operations of its Xbox Design Lab back in October 2020. The tech giant company confirmed that the reason behind this is that it wants to focus on getting a repair of new consoles, as well as an updated controller into the hands of gamers.
But now, the giant tech firm decided to bring back the popular services so that Xbox fans can, once again, customize their consoles. This will definitely become even more popular since there are new Microsoft gadgets, such as Series X and Series S.
Microsoft announced its renewed Xbox Design Lab service during the recent second E3 showcase of the week. To give you more ideas, here are the things that make this Microsoft service better than the previous version.
Microsoft Enhances Lab Design
Microsoft confirmed that the new Xbox Design Lab has received some new options that make the personalization of your peripheral more exciting. Thanks to these new features, you can select the colors for almost all parts of the latest Wireless Controller, including the body, shoulder buttons, thumbsticks, and face buttons.
Aside from this, the new Xbox Design Lab version offers 18 colors to choose from for most of the parts. Except for the Robot White, Pulse Red, Zest Orange, and Regal Purple resin options, the components are made with plastics containing 30 percent post-consumer recycled materials by weight.
On the other hand, Microsoft suggested that if you’re a long-term Xbox fan, you might want to use the blue, yellow, red, and green from the original controller for the ABXY buttons. That might amplify any nostalgic feelings you may have if you decide to play OG Xbox games on your Xbox Series X/S.
However, you need to prepare your pocket since the giant developer’s new Design Lab service costs around $70 with free shipping. Through a $10 laser engraving option, you can forever have your Gamertag or a custom message of up to 16 characters on your controller as well.
Microsoft said that you can now “customize the features of the new Xbox Wireless Controller, including the hybrid D-pad, textured triggers, quick-access Share button, and more for a personalized controller that’s uniquely yours. See where inspiration takes you.”
Microsoft Is Working On A New 360-Inspired Controller?
On the other hand, the giant console developer could also be working on a new 360-inspired controller with Design Lab. James Shields, one of the lead developers of Microsoft’s console, dropped one of his creations on Twitter, confirming fans can make an 360 throwback controller with the bright white shell, the colorful face buttons, and grey detailing on the rest of the controller.
The giant developer already had an acclaimed E3, but this will likely make it even better in the eyes of many hardcore fans looking for a shot of nostalgia. Shields also dropped the exact configurations he used, so fans can make their own if they choose.
Shields said that “if you want to build this exact design, here are the part colors :).”