As for that wireless adapter, it's $25, supports up to eight gamepads at once, and is also launching this month. It's available for pre-order for $64.99 and is slated to begin shipping August 3. The actual adapter is set to release on January 31st, 2018, according to a date posted on the product's listing. I understand the reasoning behind the design of the original chunky, blocky, Xbox wireless adapter. You can get the adapter on its own or bundled with a black Xbox Wireless Controller. "When it launches starting November 7, Xbox One X will bring gamers an fantastic new level of console power and immersion", said Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Xbox.
Joining that model is the Volcano Shadow Special Edition, a design that builds upon the Shadow design series Microsoft launched in 2016.
The new controllers have all the features that we are used to by now. It will be available sometime in August for $24.99 United States dollars, or bundled with one of the aforementioned controllers for $79.99 USD. Both are expected to ship out on August 3.
Monster Hunter Stories demo due next week
Unlike other titles in the franchise, Stories has a bright, cartoony art style with more conventional big-eyed anime characters. Monster Hunter Stories is a deviation from the traditional Monster Hunter game, as it's more of a turn-based JRPG.
Finally, there's the Patrol Tech Special Edition, a design that features a new Tech series look that, says Microsoft, is inspired by military tech and patterns. It features laser etched texture, silver accents, and insignia, along with a rubberized diamond grip on the rear. The controller costs $69.99 and is expected to begin shipping September 5.
Above you can see the new adapter on the left and the old on the right for comparison.
With its small size, the new dongle should "fit better next to other USB devices you may have plugged in nearby", Global Product Marketing Manager for Xbox accessories Bree White wrote in a blog post.