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Microsoft announces furry Sonic-themed Xbox controllers

Microsoft’s first-party controller customisablility has shined in recent generations, with players being able to control the colours of almost all aspects of the accessory. Likewise, Microsoft-designed custom controllers have never shied away from being flashy. Even so, their newest controllers are the oddest pair yet.

Making the announcement on the Xbox Blog, Marcos Waltenberg, the Director at Xbox Global Partnerships said “Xbox and Paramount Pictures have teamed up to celebrate the upcoming film ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ to release a limited time only, custom Xbox Series S console and Xbox Wireless Controllers through two enter–to-win sweepstakes.”

While therefore not available for purchase, these two controllers are real and come as part of a larger bundle featuring a custom Xbox Series S – though it is not nearly as exciting as the controllers.

Speaking of, as almost none of us will ever get our hands on these controllers, Microsoft made sure to let it be known that the Red and Blue (Knuckles and Sonic) themed controllers feature “textured coatings reminiscent of the ‘bristly’ texture of hedgehogs in the wild.”

The full details regarding the contest as well as the custom console itself can be found HERE. As mentioned, Microsoft has always embraced interesting console and controller designs, with the custom Star Wars Xbox 360 and the Minecraft Xbox One being but two. Even so, it’s safe to say that this is their most out-there design yet.

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