The Xbox One Elite Controller is about to make its debut in October for $150, and now Razer has announced its own customizable controller for the console. The result of “years working with eSports athletes on many prototypes,” the Wildcat is being marketed as a tournament-grade controller with a set of four customizable buttons.
There are also a set of buttons at the base of the controller through which you can switch profiles, mute audio or adjust in-chat volume. The Wildcat offers “reinforced high carbon steel analog stick necks, removable aircraft-grade aluminum triggers, and optional palm grips and analog stick grip caps.” Here’s the full breakdown of the features on offer:
- 2 shoulder Hyperesponse Multi-Function Bumpers
- 2 removable Hyperesponse Multi-Function Triggers
- 4 Hyperesponse ABXY action buttons
- 4 button Quick Control Panel
- Optional trigger stops for rapid-fire
- Zero slow-turn analog joysticks
- 3.5 mm audio port for stereo audio output and microphone input
- Optional rubber palm grips
- Quick-release cable feature
- Carrying case
- Detachable 3 m / 10 ft lightweight braided fiber cable with Micro-USB connector
- Approximate size : 106 mm / 4.17” (Length) x 156 mm / 6.14” (Width) x 66 mm / 2.60” (Height)
- Approximate weight (without cable) : 260 g / 0.57 lbs
As with all Razer gear, the Wildcat features an abundance of green on black, a design that’s in stark contrast to what’s on offer with the Elite Controller. If the extra buttons as well as the “enhanced materials” sound alluring, you’ll have to wait until October for the Wildcat to become available.