- Xbox introduces the Vapor series of controllers, offering six new designs that users can select in the Xbox Design Lab.
- The Dream Vapor special edition controller is available for pre-order at $69.99 and includes an exclusive dynamic background.
- Xbox fans might have more controller news to look forward to this year, as an all-new Xbox controller might be revealed in the summer, featuring features like precision haptic feedback.
Xbox has introduced its Vapor series of controllers, which consists of six new designs that users can select in the Xbox Design Lab. Xbox also announced a new special edition Vapor series controller.
Xbox releases many variations for its wireless controller, like when Xbox released the Stormcloud Vapor controller last year. It also intermittently adds new collections of designs that can be selected on the Xbox Design Lab site. Before today, users looking to make a personalized controller on the site could choose from the Shift, Camo, and Pride collections. However, Xbox fans now have another series of patterns to choose from.
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Xbox announced that six new Vapor series designs were added to the Xbox Design Lab. These patterns include Dream Vapor, Cyber Vapor, Fire Vapor, Electric Vapor, Stormcloud Vapor, and Nocturnal Vapor, which all incorporate a swirling, multicolored design. Users can select one of these designs in the Xbox Design Lab and customize their controller by modifying the grips, bumpers, triggers, ABXY buttons, d-pad, and more. Xbox also announced the new special edition Dream Vapor controller, which utilizes the Vapor series’ Dream Vapor design but adds flair to it by extending its soft pink colors to the thumbstick, buttons, bumpers, and d-pad. It also implements rubberized purple side grips and comes with an exclusive dynamic background for Xbox Series X and S consoles. Users can preorder the special edition controller for $69.99, which is set to release on February 5th.
New Xbox Vapor Series Controllers
- Vapor Series: 6 new designs that can be selected in the Xbox Design Lab
- Dream Vapor Special Edition Controller: Costs $69.99, comes with an exclusive dynamic background, and can be pre-ordered before its February 5th release
The special edition controller’s exclusive dynamic background implements a pink and purple backdrop that subtly swirls. Aesthetically, it’s very pleasing and will join the lineup of other cool Xbox dynamic backgrounds, which just added five new designs earlier this month.
Recently, fans spotted a mysterious Amazon listing for a Microsoft-branded Xbox controller, which displays a release date for February 20th. The listing is still live at the time of writing but is also still devoid of any details. It’s unclear whether this listing is linked to the Vapor series of controllers or if fans can look forward to additional announcements next month regarding Xbox controllers.
Xbox fans might have additional controller news to look forward to this year, as an insider claimed that an all-new Xbox controller might be revealed this summer. The controller, codenamed Sebile, is expected to implement some of the features seen in PlayStation’s DualSense controller, such as precision haptic feedback. However, most of this information came from leaked court documents and the controller has yet to be officially announced, so for now, fans should probably try to keep their hopes in check.
Xbox Series X
Microsoft’s ninth-generation console, the Xbox Series X is a powerful machine that can support 4K resolution and 60 fps, depending on the game. Released alongside the Xbox Series S, the Series X has a Custom AMD Zen 2 CPU, a Custom RDNA 2 GPU, and 16 GB of RAM.
- Original Release Date
- November 10, 2020
- Original MSRP (USD)
- 9.8 LBS