A New Xbox Series X Controller Skin | S was leaked online, but it looks like it would be more at home in a candy store than a game store.
Mineral Camo Xbox Wireless Controller was briefly listed by Canadian retailer Microplay and discovered by Twitter user @ALumia_Italia (opens in new tab). ONE second listing (opens in new tab) it was also seen on French retail chain Fnac, before both pre-order pages were taken down.
The gamepad features a blue color scheme and a mottled design that matches that of other Xbox controller camouflage skins. According to early listings, it will retail for €64.99 – around $62.50 / £58 / AU$96 and a similar price to other Xbox Series X controller designs | S.
XBSX WIRELESS CONTROLLER MINERAL CAMO pic.twitter.com/5aKmnHwK3iSeptember 25, 2022
The Mineral Camo design is certainly pleasing to the eye and essentially a blue reskin of the Daystrike Camo controller released last year. When that gamepad hit shelves, it came with two weeks of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Microsoft will likely do the same with Mineral Camo, hoping to attract new users to its subscription service.
This new design looks much tastier – in the literal sense of the word. Its pastel blue colors are not so much reminiscent of the deep ocean or a gleaming sapphire, as they are a boiled candy. Take a bite of your grip and maybe you’ll find a caramel center (probably not, but it got me thinking that way). Next to Forza Horizon 5’s lemon sherbert design, it looks like Microsoft is really leaning towards the candy aesthetic.
It’s wacky, but not nearly as eccentric as the many custom color combos you can create with the curious controller creator Xbox Design Lab. Microsoft’s gamepad maker lets you design your controller’s color scheme, so your gubbins are exactly to your liking.
Remember, the Xbox Wireless Controller is also compatible with the Xbox One and is a popular choice among PC gamers for the ease with which it connects to gaming platforms. Maybe you just want another tasty looking gamepad to add to your collection.
You might want to hold off on a purchase with November sales just around the corner. We expect to see lots of Xbox Series X Black Friday deals popping up in the coming weeks. In fact, the Xbox Wireless Controller has already dropped its lowest price on Amazon.