Microsoft’s Xbox is turning 20 and, to celebrate this, the company is announcing a couple of translucent gaming related accessories, such as a wireless controller and gaming headset.
These two products will launch on November 15, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Xbox, with pre-orders starting today, October 7.
Microsoft is Offering its Xbox Controller and Headset in a Translucent Hue!
First off is the controller, which according to Microsoft sports a translucent look in a bid to remember the see-through controllers that shipped with the original Xbox debug kits a long time ago.
The controller also features Xbox’s signature green hue on the home button and the D-Pad as well as rear grips, with the components being silver so they are easily visible through the casing.
What is worth noting though is that at the end of the day, the controller is the same as the one that ships with the new Series X and Series S, with support for Bluetooth to connect to PCs and devices. It costs $69.99 and is up for pre-order via Microsoft Store and Amazon.
Coming to the wired headset, Microsoft’s Xbox stereo headset is also getting a translucent version, with the ear cups now being see through and green 20th anniversary branding to the left side ear cup.
The grilles present between the cups and ear pads also have green accents, with the microphone getting the same treatment. The headsets will retail for the same price as the controller, which is a $10 hike over the standard headset.
What Else is the Company Working On?
In other news, Microsoft started rolling out Windows 11 this week. As you know, the installation of a new software platform requires that the device used meets a number of requirements.
If your computer does not meet them, then do not rush to get upset, because the developers from Microsoft themselves hace a method that will allow you to install the operating system on incompatible devices.
One of the common reasons for incompatibility is the requirement for the Trusted Platform Module 2.0. The TPM can be disabled in the BIOS, but older computers simply don’t have it.
In terms of supported processors, Intel and AMD also have clear limitations that could hinder the installation of Windows 11. Fortunately, Microsoft does not seem to be going too far to prevent users of officially unsupported computers from interacting with the new OS.
The fact is that this week on the Microsoft support site there was an article for how to install Windows 11. In it, the developers described different options for installing a new OS, and also revealed how to download the system on unsupported computers.