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There are three different Gears of War 4 themed Xbox controllers

by Eric Frederiksen | July 15, 2016July 15, 2016 4:30 pm PDT

If you want to hold a Gear of War in your hand when you’re playing Gears of War 4 on Xbox or PC, boy, does Microsoft have a lot of ways for you to do it. Just so many Gears of War controllers.

First up is the controller announced at E3, the Gears of War 4 limited edition Elite Wireless Controller. It features “laser etched claw marks” and “gritty, battle-weathered design” and the color red. Everything is red. The sticks, the buttons the directional pad, and the paddles are all red. All that red is pretty costly, though. A regular Elite Wireless Controller which, it should be noted, doesn’t include the new tech featured on the Xbox One S controllers, such as the Bluetooth radio, costs $149 normally. This limited edition ramps things up to $199, making it something for only the hardest of the hardcore Gears fans.

If you love the color red, but also like having money, there’s the controller accompanying the Gears of War 4-themed Xbox One. In addition to accompanying the custom Xbox One S, the “Crimson Omen” controller will also be sold separately, for $74.99. This controller does feature the Bluetooth radio, which will make it easier to connect it wirelessly to more devices, as well as improved range and signal strength. The sticks and face buttons aren’t red, though, so I hope that’s okay.

If for some reason you don’t like everything to look like blood, though, there’s also the JD Fenix controller, which is “designed after JD Fenix’s armor and features metallic blue accents and textured grip for enhanced controls, as well as the COG logo.” It’ll also be $74.99.

All three controllers, it’s worth noting, come with codes for bonus in-game content.

That’s a lot of Gears of War controllers.

Gears of War 4 releases for Xbox One and PC on October 11, 2016.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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