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The premium controller for Xbox Series X is presently at the Xbox Design Lab

The Xbox Design Lab now makes it possible for Xbox Series X|S owners to create their own Elite Series 2 controller.

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is the most sought-after version of the Xbox controller due to its superior build, modular design, and adaptable rear paddles, making it the ideal choice for Xbox Series X|S enthusiasts. However, it has hitherto only been offered in monochrome forms.

The Xbox Elite Series 2 has been at the Xbox Design Lab since today. Microsoft’s webpage for making your own controller allows you change the shell, triggers, analogue sticks, and more to any colour you choose. The cost of engraving is negligible.

Starting at $149.99 / £124.99 / AU$219.95, the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller is priced between the original model and the more affordable Core in White Edition. Accessories for the Xbox Design Lab Elite Series 2 are sold independently, much like those for the Xbox Design Lab.

If you want everything that comes with Elite membership, you’ll have to pay a little extra. When you buy everything together, you save money and get it for only $209.99 (or £179.99 or AU$279.95). The Xbox logo on the storage case and the paddles’ flappy backs may be customised to match your team’s colours.

The enhancements made to Xbox’s Design Lab are welcome.

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Microsoft has already hinted that the Elite Series 2 will soon be available in Xbox Design Lab. It’s just arrived a little faster than I was anticipating. With this new feature, Xbox Design Lab is able to provide even more customization possibilities for gamers that want a unique controller.

But I do have a few suggestions for enhancements. Xbox Design Lab offers more colour possibilities for the regular Xbox Wireless Controller than it does for the Elite Series 2. Sorry, but you won’t be able to add camouflage or Pride designs on that basic pad either. That said, it’s fantastic that we finally have the option to personalise the Elite Series 2.

Although the two primary controllers for Xbox Series X|S have been included to Xbox Design Lab, I believe there is still opportunity for expansion. The Xbox Adaptive Controller would be fantastic to have on the service, but its lack of colour options has kept me from purchasing one until now.

Furthermore, I was pleasantly pleased to see that an Elite Series 2 pad that I had personalised would cost so little. The DualSense Edge, which was just announced to be priced at $199.99 / £209.99 (about AU$318.95), is more expensive, but the controller and its accessories still work out to be cheaper overall.

Xbox Elite Series 2 controllers are now available for purchase through Xbox Design Lab, so now may be the ideal time to buy if you’ve been holding off. Assuming, of course, that you appreciate uniquely crafted items.