Xbox Design Lab Controller Option Explosion. Microsoft recently announced some interesting new addition to the Xbox Design Lab customization options today. When the service launched earlier this year with Xbox series X gamepads, it was missing some interesting new customization options that it had previously.
Those happen to now be available once more, along with some interesting new options and designs inspired by four major games.
Grips and Metallic Finishes Back on the Menu
Heading back to the Xbox Design lab today is one interesting option for you to give your controller with rubberized grips or probably a metallic finish for a particular controller component.
All prospective buyers get to select a specific outfit for their controller with rubberized grips both in the sides and at the rare part of the gamepad, though those grips would only come in just one color (black).
Xbox Design Lab Controller Colors and Designs
The d-pad and the triggers get to give a metallic design also. There are about 19 colors in all, according to Microsoft, making for quite the long list is one great option:
- sterling Silver
- Pewter silver
- Gunmetal silver
- abyss black
- Retro Pink
- Deep Pink
- Oxide Red
- Zest Orange
- Gold, Electric Volt
- Velocity Green
- Glacier Blue
- Dragonfly Blue
- Mineral Blue
- Photon Blue
- midnight Blue
- Regal Purple
- Nocturnal Green and Warm Gold.
To add to those returning customization options, Microsoft also has launched some interesting new stuff also. As stated in the above list, Dragonfly Blue is an entirely new color that you get to add to some components.
Microsoft also stated that Electric Green and military green have gotten replaced by Velocity Green and Nocturnal green.
To begin with, there are four Pre-made controller designs, these designs got their inspiration from Forza Horizon 5, Battlefield 2042, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Battlefield 2042, and Riders Republic. Customers get to make use of these designs as a jumping point for their very own custom controllers.
On their own, the controllers would look very pretty good, although each one usually comes with a rubberized side and back grips along with metallic d-pads and triggers, so customers might just want to tweak all those right before they checkout.
New options Come With Some Premium Price
The controller comes with some extra price because the rubberized and metallic components add a decent amount of money to the overall cost of the Xbox Design Lab controller price. The rubberized grip for the rare and the back of the controller each cost $5.99 each, while metallic d-pads and triggers each cost around $3.99 also.
This does not seem like much, but when you consider that Xbox Design Lab controllers start at $69.99, it seems very possible for you to craft out a controller that would cost just a few cents shy of $100, that is if you opt for a $9.99 engraving on it.