Xbox’s ‘Design Lab’ custom controller service returns with new Series X/S options

The program was suspended in October to be reintroduced in 2021 with the additional customization options

Xbox Design Lab

In October, Xbox suspended its ‘Design Lab’ custom controller service until 2021, promising that it would return with new personalization options for the new Xbox Series X/S controller.

Now, that day has come.

During its Xbox Games Showcase Extended, the company confirmed that Design Lab is now live once again starting today, June 17th, in Canada and a few other countries.

On top of letting you customize the new Xbox Wireless Controller (introduced with the Series X/S) over the last-gen gamepad, Design Lab also has some new bells and whistles, including:

  • New ‘Shock Blue,’ ‘Pulse Red’ and ‘Electric Volt’ controller shell colour options
  • New black-on-colour ABXY button option
  • New black-on-white colour option for the View, Menu and Share buttons

If you’re having trouble deciding, you can also pick from various controller pre-sets, including designs inspired by Double Fine’s Psychonauts 2 and Obsidian’s Grounded. Further, “most” colour options have been produced in part with recycled plastics to be more eco-friendly.

Custom controllers cost $84.99, with a personalized engraving costing an additional $14.99. You can design yours here.

Source: Xbox