Microsoft has already shown off a new console in the form of Project Scarlett, but for those in the market for a new controller the company debuted their Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2.

Anyone who remembers the first Elite Controller knows that it was a great offering based on its customisability and premium design. With the Series 2, it looks like Microsoft has taken those elements and gone a step further.

To that end they say it has been re-engineered from the inside out, with Microsoft also christening it the world’s most advanced controller. While we’ll have to take their word for it, on paper the Xbox Elite Series 2 is boasting an impressive 40 hours worth of wireless battery life from a single full charge.

Some of the improvements over the previous iteration include the ability to adjust the tension of the thumbsticks, as well as a newly designed bumper and trigger. Gamers can also setup custom profiles for unique button layouts depending on the game you’re playing.┬áIt’s also compatible with both Xbox One and Windows 10 devices, connecting via Bluetooth.

If all of that sounds good to you, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 (we still haven’t thought of a good short handle), is currently up for pre-order Stateside.

It’s set for release on 4th November, costing a recommended $180 (~R2 690), but no word yet on when South Africa will get it, or indeed how much it will cost.