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Razer Wildcat: $150 Xbox One Controller Announced

There’s a new competitive gaming controller en route to the Xbox One and it’s not cheap.

While Engadget‘s Nathan Ingraham points out in a recent report that there’s already an expensive Xbox One controller for competitive gamers, Microsoft’s Elite controller, Razer seems to think that there’s room enough for another as the peripherals company announced its new controller, the Razer Wildcat, Friday at PAX.

Razer claims that the new Xbox One controller, which costs about $150, was built under the guidance of competitive gamers and as a result, it weighs 25 percent less than the standard Xbox One controller. It also offers four multi-function buttons — all of which have been conveniently added to the conventional array — which allow players to re-bind less optimally placed buttons.

Of course, in this age of ergonomics, Razer has opted for an ergonomic controller design which, according to the company, is designed to increase actuation speed.

The company’s co-founder and CEO, Min-Liang Tan, was quoted in a press release issued by the company on Friday as having said that the controller comes, which comes as the result of years of work, is the “lightest tournament-grade controller in its class with additional remappable buttons” which offer gamers “an incredible edge.”

The Razer Wildcat for Xbox One is the third generation Razer Xbox controller and the result of years working with eSports athletes on many prototypes (…) The lightest tournament-grade controller in its class with additional remappable buttons gives gamers an incredible edge.

Razer’s new controller for Microsoft’s latest console system features removable triggers, multi-function shoulder bumpers, optional trigger stops for rapid fire, a 3.5 mm audio port and microphone input, optional rubber palm grips, optional analog stick grip caps, a carrying case and more.

On Twitter, the company touted the Wildcat as a “game-changing advantage” for its users.

According to the manufacturer, an October 2015 release date is expected.

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