Microsoft Is Pausing Xbox Design Lab on October 14th, Before You Get To Unwrap Your Series X. The Xbox design lab is where you personalize your very own Xbox wireless controller. Users can start from scratch or personalize an existing design online, choosing from a wide range of color combinations. You can also express yourself with metallic finishes, rubberized diamond grip, and laser engraving for a more personal touch. All you need is to design it while the platform builds it.
However, reports has it that the design lab will be unavailable starting October 14, 2020, and then returns in 2021. So you can go ahead and design while there’s still time, most especially if you want your customize controller ahead of the Xbox series X and S launch in November.
Microsoft Is Pausing Xbox Design Lab on October 14th Before You Get To Unwrap Your Series X
According to The Verge you need to act fast if you’re planning to design your own Xbox controller as you await the release of the Xbox series X and S on 14th November. Thus, Microsoft is temporarily shutting down its Xbox design lab on 14th October.
As of 2016, the Xbox design lab brings a lot of flexibility and personal flair to the Xbox One controller. With $80, you will have access to more than 40 different color options for the various parts of the controller, adding up to over a million different combinations in total.
Furthermore, a few years ago, “I designed one for a close friend and was amazed at how much customization I could do. It didn’t just feel like I was only creating another color variant, but a truly unique customized product. My friend loved it, telling me they thought I would buy a rare controller online.”
When Will Xbox Design Lab Be Available After The temporal Pause?
Starting from October 14 until sometime in 2021, the service will be temporarily offline, to be able to bring in some updates, said by Microsoft. Although they did not mention why and the exact time the service will be back in 2021. But it’s likely that Microsoft is preparing to expand the service to add customization features for the new Xbox controller.
Moreover, unlike the PS5’s Dual Sense controller, which strays away from the design of the Dual Shock series in terms of design and color scheme, the new Xbox series X and S controller has a familiar design. According to Microsoft “the controller’s size and shape have been refined to accommodate an even wider range of people,” which makes it a bit smaller than its predecessor.
You will find a dedicated share button and a redesigned D-Pad in the new Xbox controller.