It appears that Microsoft is working on a new white version of the Xbox Elite 2 controller. Video of the unannounced Xbox Elite 2 controller has appeared on YouTube, which features a white face plate and black grip. The video comes months after a white Xbox Elite 2 controller was spotted at a US retailer earlier this year.
The brief unboxing video uploaded to a YouTube account identified as Nicolas Lugo includes someone who claims to have received an undisclosed white Xbox Elite 2 controller in the US. Twitter users saw This video was posted as recently as three weeks ago. It’s unclear whether the controller was sold out on US stores, or whether Microsoft still plans to announce a white version of its Xbox Elite 2 controller.
Following leaked images of a second-generation Elite controller, Microsoft announced a new white version of its original Xbox Elite controller nearly four years ago. Microsoft is attending Gamescom later this month, the same event the company chose to announce its white Xbox Elite controller in 2018.
While Xbox Elite controllers have been popular and well received, both models have had issues. After complaints over hardware issues, Microsoft was forced to extend the warranty on its Xbox Elite 2 controller in 2020. The extension saw that the typical warranty period of 90 days extends to one year from the date of purchase.
Microsoft has a history of Xbox controller leaks ahead of official announcements. Before a white Xbox Series X controller appeared online, Microsoft also acknowledged that it would ship a white version of the controller. Packaging for this controller then leaked a month later, confirming the Xbox Series S console before Microsoft officially announced it.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller was also leaked online a few days before it was officially announced. We’ve contacted Microsoft for comment on this white Xbox Elite 2 controller leak and will update you accordingly.