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Xbox Stellar Shift Special Edition Controller Out Now

Xbox Stellar Shift Special Edition Controller Out Now - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 February 2023 / 1,588 Views

Microsoft has announced and released the Stellar Shift Special Edition Xbox Wireless controller for $69.99.

It is the third in the Shift series of Xbox controllers. The other two the Aqua Shift Special Edition controller and Lunar Shift Special Edition controller.

The Stellar Shift controller "features a striking color shifting blue-purple shimmer that gives it a mesmerizing feeling of deep space vibes. Each controller has unique swirl grips that allow you to hold onto all of your gaming action."

Read details on the controller below:

Today, we are excited to announce the Xbox Wireless Controller – Stellar Shift Special Edition as the newest member of the Shift Special Edition series. The Shift series debuted with Aqua Shift, inspired by the deep sea, and Lunar Shift capturing the awe-inspiring aura of the moon, but we knew that the Stellar Shift had to take it one step further. The Stellar Shift controller features a striking color shifting blue-purple shimmer that gives it a mesmerizing feeling of deep space vibes. Each controller has unique swirl grips that allow you to hold onto all of your gaming action.  

Explore new adventures with textured grips on the triggers, bumpers, and back case that provide a better hold of the controller. Alongside is a hybrid D-pad that gives the Stellar Shift an accurate yet familiar input. While you are out making discoveries, you can utilize the dedicated Share button, which can seamlessly capture and share content with all your other friends like video and screenshots on the Xbox Accessories App. Using this app, you can also create custom controller profiles and remap your buttons to your liking. The 3.5mm jack allows you to connect any of your favorite headsets. Feel free to take your controller beyond the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, with Bluetooth technology that allows for wireless gaming on your PC and mobile devices.  

One special feature of the Stellar Shift Xbox Wireless Controller you won’t want to miss out on is the unique dynamic background that is only unlocked once you connect your new controller to your Xbox Series X|S console. Dynamic backgrounds are animated augments that bring your Xbox dashboard to life. Bask in the deep purple and blue swirling design as you venture off to wherever your Xbox takes you. To access this feature, click the Settings button on your console dashboard. Under the General tab, hit the Personalization button and find the “My Background” button. Once there, you’ll be able to see Dynamic Backgrounds and can pick between this or multiple other fantastic dynamic looks to customize your Xbox experience even further. Once you have your background applied, you will retain it until you swap it for a new design. To restore this background, simply connect the Stellar Shift controller back to the console and navigate to the menu to reapply. 

The Xbox Wireless Controller – Stellar Shift Special Edition is available today in select Xbox markets worldwide for $69.99 USD MSRP. Check your local retailer or for more information. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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smroadkill15 (on 07 February 2023)

I dig it!

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ice (on 07 February 2023)

Purple is my shit, I wish they'd rerelease the SoT controller I have with the share button and new d-pad. If I didn't just buy the lunar shift I would be all over this one.

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Kakadu18 (on 08 February 2023)

Looks really good.

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FormerlyTeamSilent13 (on 07 February 2023)

Why the Elite Series 2 technology wasn’t made default still amuses me. No interest in ever buying an xbox series and I’m happy to stick with the superior xbox controller on PC.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 07 February 2023)

Looks horrible imo

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xgamerx (on 07 February 2023)

Didn't phil spencer say xbox would have its own dual sense?? where is it?? instead you get this junk..

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Pemalite xgamerx (on 07 February 2023)

Have you used an Xbox controller? They are brilliant.
Granted the Series controller is identical the Xbox One controller sans-share button, but they are extremely solid pieces of kit.

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Kakadu18 Pemalite (on 08 February 2023)

How is the rumble and does it have gyro controlls?

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Pemalite Kakadu18 (on 08 February 2023)

Rumble is fine, they have haptic feedback.

Obviously they don't have Gyro controls. - But I would argue, they have often ruined games (StarFox U comes to mind) rather than enhance them anyway.

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ConservagameR xgamerx (on 07 February 2023)

You're looking at it right here in the article pic.
PS DS Cosmic Red, Galactic Purple, Nova Pink, Starlight Blue.
Now XB Stellar Shift to add to Lunar Shift? How original..

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