In a move that shouldn’t shock anyone, today Xbox has revealed the Pulse Red Xbox Wireless Controller, which will arrive in most locations next month.
The new controller features a sleek red design on its faceplate with red analogue sticks and red styled buttons, while the backcase is entirely white making it look like something the English soccer team Arsenal might get behind.
Also revealed is that the controller will launch first in China tomorrow, ahead of its worldwide release on February 9th. This will be the fourth Xbox Wireless Controller colour, after the Xbox Series X/S launched with Carbon Black, Robot White and Shock Blue.
The controller will retail for $94.95 AUD matching the premium $5 surcharge that the Shock Blue controller received, and it will also be compatible with Xbox One, Windows PC and mobile devices. The controller will also come with a 14 day trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, though this bonus may not be delivered in Australia.
Check out the Pulse Red Xbox Wireless Controller in these action shots:
Introducing the New Xbox Wireless Controller – Pulse Red
by Navin Kumar, Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft
Each year, we look forward to bringing many new controller designs to our fans. Today, we’re excited to introduce the latest design in the new generation of controllers, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Pulse Red. With a vivid, fiery-red topcase and crisp, white backcase, the new Pulse Red controller brings the same energy and equally striking colour as the Shock Blue. Matte black triggers, bumpers, and hybrid D-pad reduce slip against sweaty fingers and thumbs for greater control, while a textured dot pattern on the triggers and bumpers to keep your grip locked in. Dynamic Latency Input delivers controller inputs more frequently to your Xbox Series X|S for a more responsive gaming experience and seemingly instantaneous action.
The controller’s buttons, including the new Share button, can be custom mapped just the way you like using the Xbox Accessories app. Set the Share button to capture screenshots, start/stop recording, or even to record what just happened, then share your best, worst or funniest moments with friends and followers right from the console dashboard or your Android phone with the Xbox app for mobile.
You can wirelessly connect the new Pulse Red controller to your favourite gaming devices including Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One with the built-in Xbox Wireless radio. You can also play wirelessly on Win10 PCs and Android devices with Bluetooth Low Energy for remote play from your console or cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on the go. The controller remembers multiple devices, so you can quickly and seamlessly switch between previously connected devices, while connecting with USB to your console or PC is also an option.
As with all new Xbox Wireless Controllers, Pulse Red features a 3.5mm stereo headset jack to plug in for a fully immersive gaming experience and a USB-C port to play & charge with the Xbox Rechargeable Battery (sold separately).
The Pulse Red Xbox Wireless Controller will launch on February 9th, 2021.