Xbox Recon Controller Looking Tasty
Who else loves the new smell of freshly open tech? Yesterday Major Nelson revealed the new Xbox Recon controller which to me looks like something out of Deus Ex. What will this new controller offer and is it worth the $69.99 price tag?
As you can read above you will receive the Bionic controller treatment that is stronger, faster and has better wireless range than any other controller. I like the idea of being able to do custom button mapping as well as bitter trigger functions since Xbox controllers are known for the FPS style with the curve design. The selling point for the Recon is what has me intrigued because all that this is offering is close to what you would expect to pay for with an Elite controller.
In developing this new controller series, the Xbox team was inspired by military technology and performance patterns, exploring concepts stemming from combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear. Premium finishes like a laser etched texture, gold accents and insignia are on the front of the controller. The back of the controller features textured diamond rubberized grip for added control and comfort. This specialized controller also has the same features you know and love of the Xbox Wireless Controller, including improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR. You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories App, available for download from the Xbox Store or Windows Store.
A great way to use this new controller on your Xbox One is with Copilot – a new console feature that allows any two Xbox Wireless Controllers act as if they were one. As part of our commitment to enhancing gaming for everyone, Copilot makes Xbox One more inviting and fun for new gamers or those needing assistance — whether it’s parents who want to help their kids play, experienced gamers looking to play with novice players, or gamers who need unique configurations to play (e.g. with hands apart, hand and chin, hand and foot, etc.). The Copilot feature will be available through the Creators Update later this year.
I am quite impressed and I will make to pick up an Xbox Recon Controller to review it personally when it is available on April 25, 2017. I hope you check back or better yet add your email to the subscription box to your right. – Beast Out –