There have been rumors that Microsoft is working on an Elite controller for the Xbox One. A Chinese website leaked this news earlier this year. But now this news comes from a journalist. Tom Warren who is a senior editor at The Verge announced confirmation of the new controller. He shared a codename for it through his tweet.
Tom Warren said that the official codename for the new upcoming controller for Xbox One is “Washburn”. The cost of the controller is $149. The new controller will start the shipment in October. Microsoft has yet to make a formal announcement of the controller. So, you should expect it in the upcoming Gamescom.
Xbox codename Washburn. It’s a $149 Xbox controller that will ship in October…
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 14, 2018
This new controller will be brilliant and is from a premium lineup of controllers by Microsoft for PC and the Xbox One. The Elite controllers are the best, and the earlier models have been good too. However, the earlier versions of the Elite controllers have manufacturing issues.
Hopefully, Microsoft solves those issues in this new release. The manufacturers test the controllers with proper quality checks. These controllers are famous among players who play first-person shooter games.
Gamescom is going to start on August 21st and will carry on for four days till it ends on August 25th. Gamescom is an annual gaming event in Germany. Sony and Microsoft are there to present their new games and products. There may be more announcements before 21st August. As of now, Microsoft will release the new Xbox One Elite Controller.