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Xbox offering $15 off Design Lab controllers before program is suspended

Starting October 14th, the custom controller program will go offline until 2021

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Microsoft is offering a discount on Xbox Design Lab controllers for a limited time only.

Until October 13th, you can design your own Xbox One controller for $69.99 (regularly $84.99), featuring more than one billion colour combinations, rubberized grips ($6.99 extra), metallic triggers ($4.99 extra) and personalized engraving ($14.99 extra).

See here for a variety of examples of the custom controllers that can be made, including those inspired by NBA 2KMetro ExodusThe Sims and The Elder Scrolls. You can use the controller on Xbox One, the next-gen Xbox Series X, PC and even Android as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate’s game streaming feature.

Starting October 14th, Design Lab will be suspended for an indefinite period of time, Microsoft confirmed last month. That said, the company noted that the program will come back sometime in 2021 to transition to the next-gen Xbox Series X’s controller along with “some updates.”

For now, though, it remains unclear when the program will return, so in the meantime, you can make your own Xbox One controller at a discounted rate. It’s also worth noting that the Xbox One and Xbox Series X controllers are largely the same, minus a few smaller changes, so keep that in mind if you’re considering whether to get a Design Lab controller now or next year.

While Design Lab and its next-gen updates might not become available again until next year, Microsoft will still debut its next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and S, on November 10th in Canada. Read more about those here.

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