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Xbox Design Lab will make your gamepad gorgeous

Engadget Engadget 13/06/2016 Sean Buckley
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Love your Xbox One gamepad, but wish it was a little more ...festive looking? Microsoft is listening. Today at E3, the company announced the Xbox Design Lab -- basically, an online store that lets you customize the color of just about every part of the console's iconic gamepad.

Later this year, Microsoft will launch an online store that will allow buyers to choose from as many as 8 million color combinations to make the rainbow-colored gamepad of their dreams. Think of it as an in-house version of Evil Controllers -- buyers can pick and choose the hue of the face and shoulder buttons, the joysticks, the controller's faceplate and more.

Naturally, the service isn't free: the custom controllers will start at $79.99 -- with some customizations (like laser engraving) costing extra. Yes, that is a bit pricier than the standard gamepad, but it's still a bit of an upgrade: according to the Verge, the Xbox Design Lab controllers are based on the bluetooth-enabled Xbox One S gamepad. Not bad.

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