Xbox Design Lab Introduces New Pastel Colours and Customization Options

Xbox Design Lab, the fan-favourite controller design suite from Microsoft is returning and is folding in new customization options.

Recently, Microsoft closed its Xbox Design Lab portal, priming itself for another substantial update to its offering. Now, moving forward, players can customize their Xbox Wireless Controller using a wide variety of pastel colours and new patterns.

As a part of the update, Xbox Design Labs now supports four new pastel colours: Soft Pink, Soft Orange, Soft Green, and Soft Purple. Compared to the colours available previously, the pastel colours are softer yet still vibrant in their own right.

Additionally, Microsoft is adding the ability to customize a controller with new Camo Top cases with matching side caps. The patterns available include Mineral Camo, Arctic Camo, Forest Camo, Sandglow Camo and Blaze Camo.

In Canada, customer Xbox Wireless Controllers are priced at $84.99 through Xbox Design Lab. If you opt to engrave the controller with a Gamertag or phrase, there is an additional $14.99 cost associated with the purchase. The current model of the Xbox Wireless Controller is the revamped design available to Xbox Series X/S consoles, with textured grips and the new D-Pad.

Later this summer, Xbox Design Lab is launching in 11 new countries: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, and we’ll add Taiwan.

News of this comes days prior to the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. On June 12th, Microsoft is hosting its keynote to showcase upcoming first-party and third-party announcements and updates. New footage of upcoming games is expected as well as announcements for titles to come in 2022 and in the imminent future.