Xbox has announced that its Elite Series line of controllers will have a new and cheaper addition, revealing the ‘Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core’. Catchy name, right? The controller is $129.99, which is $50 less than the original Xbox Elite Series 2 controller at $179.99.

The ‘Core’ controller includes just the essentials for playing games competitively, without the additional interchangeable components of the standard Elite Series 2. These essentials include a wrap-around rubberized grip, shorter hair trigger locks and adjustable-tension thumbsticks.

This is missing the four paddles, additional thumbstick and D-pad replacements, as well as the carrying case included in the original Xbox Elite Series 2. These interchangeable components can still be purchased separately to add to the Core controller in future.

The Purple Xbox Elite controller
Express yourself with your Elite Controller in the Xbox Design Lab this holiday.

On top of these announcements, Microsoft also confirmed that the Xbox Design Lab will feature customizable Xbox Elite Series 2 controllers, coming this holiday season. Xbox fans will surely be pleased knowing that they can make the Elite controller their own this Christmas.

Do you own any premium controllers? Will you be buying an Xbox Elite controller? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more news.

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