Thumbsticks, paddles, an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate trial…all in the box.
Xbox Game Studios has shown off their unboxing video of the Elite Xbox Wireless Controller Series 2. The video features several people unboxing the controller and gives us a good look at what’s included when the controller launches next month.
The video gets into the unboxing by showing everyone ripping off that little tab holding the contents securely inside, and then reveals a case with the Xbox X logo on the front. Then we get to see the people marveling at the controller and twiddling the analog sticks.
The case that the controller comes with has a charging port built into the case itself. Each full charge of the controller is said to offer 40 hours of gameplay. We also get a good look at the paddles on the reverse of the controller. The video shows off some of the technology available with the Elite Xbox Wireless Controller Series 2, such as the internal rechargeable battery.
There’s also a look at the adjustable-tension thumbsticks with a demonstration on how to do the adjustments, with the tightest tension apparently taking players back to the Xbox 360 controller tension. We get to see the customizable profile button, allowing players to set up their own unique profiles for their playstyles in different games.
Also included in the box is the cable for the controller, along with additional thumbsticks, paddles, and a d-pad. There’s also a 14-day redemption code for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included.
Yesterday, Parris the host of Gamer Tag Radio received the upcoming controller for his own unboxing video then took to Twitter to say that he had been getting asked whether or not the Elite Xbox Wireless Controller Series 2 would work with the next console set to launch next year.
been getting asked this a lot and yes the Xbox Elite v2 will work with Scarlett in 2020 Im pretty sure all Xbox One controllers are forward compatible (at minimum bluetooth versions)
— Parris (@vicious696) October 17, 2019
Official confirmation came from James Shields, Product/Marketing Manager for Xbox accessories at Microsoft, confirming that all Xbox One controllers currently available will be able to connect with the Xbox Scarlett console when it launches.
Yep – all Xbox One controllers!
— James Shields (@shieldsjames) October 17, 2019
We’ve already had this information confirmed by Phil Spencer back at E3 itself, but it’s nice to get a more recent update on the situation. Especially seeing as Google Stadia’s wireless controllers won’t seem to support wireless play to PC or mobile devices at launch.
The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is to launch on November 4, 2019.