Xbox Design Lab, Microsoft's official custom controller creation service, has finally reopened. The site relaunch brings a host of new color options, including this stunning Pride livery, and availability in a further 11 countries.
Xbox Design Lab allows gamers to create, customize and order their very own Xbox Series X|S controller. Options include a variety of color schemes that can be applied to the controller face, triggers, buttons, and joysticks, as well as premium extras like engravings, rubber grips, and metallic finishes.
Custom controllers made through the Xbox Design Lab start at $69.99 / £59.99 / AU$99.95. However, this price increases depending on the number of extras you add to your design. You can test customization yourself on the Xbox Design Lab website (Opens in a new tab), with live previews showing you exactly what your finished product looks like (thanks, Windows Central (Opens in a new tab) )).
What's new in Xbox Design Lab?
A host of new color options have been added for the return of the Xbox Design Lab. Not only can you opt for the sweet Pride controller livery announced earlier this month, but also opt for a range of new pastel and camo colors.
Although Microsoft might seem a little cheeky to charge extra for the Pride livery, the tech giant has announced that it will donate up to €170 (opens in a new tab) to LGBT nonprofits del mundo entero.
Additionally, the service was launched in 11 other countries, with support in Taiwan also later in the year. The countries where Xbox Design Lab is recently available are:
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
Xbox Design Lab, while more expensive than just buying a standard Xbox Wireless Controller, is still a fantastic service if you really want to have a controller that suits your tastes. The range of color options is better than ever, making this service a great option if you're looking for a new controller for yourself or as a gift.
It's also a more affordable option if you want a sleeker controller but can't afford high-end pads like the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 or great third-party pads like Scuf Instinct. You won't get the advanced features found on controllers like these, like customizable rear paddles, but you'll probably get more for your money if you're more interested in the aesthetics of your accessories.