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Razer Announces Wildcat Xbox One Controller

by Jeff Marchiafava on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Third-party hardware maker Razer has announced a new Xbox One controller designed for tournament play.

According to Razer, the Wildcat Xbox One controller is 25-percent lighter than other high-end controllers, and incorporates a variety of feedback from eSports competitors. Here's a full feature list, courtesy of the company:

  • 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
  • 3.5 mm audio port for stereo audio output and microphone input
  • Optional rubber palm grips
  • Optional analog stick grip caps
  • Carrying case
  • Detachable 3 m / 10 ft. lightweight braided fiber cable with Micro-USB connector
  • Approximate size : 106 mm / 4.17 in. (Length) x 156 mm / 6.14 in. (Width) x 66 mm / 2.60 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight (without cable) : 260 mg / 0.57 lbs

As you might expect, the peripheral is significantly more expensive than the traditional controller, and will set gamers back $150. This puts the Wildcat at the same price as Microsoft's own Elite controller. The similarities don't end there: Both are available this October. You can check out more images of the controller in the gallery below.

 

Our Take
I'm not a skilled enough gamer to require or desire an expensive pro-gaming controller, but price aside, Razer does make quality products. It will be interesting to see how the two peripherals compare this fall.