Xbox Design Lab expands to 11 more countries, updated with new customization options
Xbox Design Lab – Microsoft’s custom Xbox controller design service – is set to expand to nearly a dozen additional countries, the US giant revealed on Thursday. The service was temporarily disabled last week prior to today’s announcement. It has now been updated with four new pastel color choices, as well as customization options, including five new Camo Top cases complete with matching side caps. Microsoft’s recently announced Pride-themed Xbox controller will also be available for purchase starting today in countries where Xbox Design Lab is supported.
Microsoft announced Thursday that its Xbox Design Lab controller customization service will be available in 11 new countries. Players from Australia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia and Switzerland will be able to access the company’s service and design their own controllers. Meanwhile, Taiwan will join the list of supported countries in the coming months, Microsoft said.
Last week, the Xbox Design Lab website was temporarily shut down, and a message on the company’s website read “wait and see what we’re working on”, implying that the Xbox Design Lab would be back soon. As part of the service updates, players can now choose from an expanded range of colors and customization options, Microsoft has revealed.
The updated Xbox Design Lab will give users four new pastel colors – Soft Green, Soft Orange, Soft Pink, and Soft Purple. Meanwhile, five new Camo Top cases with matching side caps are now available – Arctic Camo, Blaze Camo, Forest Camo, Mineral Camo and Sandglow Camo. The Xbox Design Lab was previously available in Canada, the United States, and several Western European countries. We continue to await an Indian launch.
Last week, Microsoft had revealed that the Pride-themed controller will go on sale in regions where Xbox Design Lab is supported starting today. The custom controller shell is inspired by the 34 flags of the LGBTQIA+ community and can be customized with a wide color palette, featuring metallic finishes, rubberized grips and custom engravings. You will be able to customize the controller according to your preferences.
Ahead of the Xbox and Bethesda games showcase on Sunday, Microsoft also announced it would expand Xbox Cloud Gaming to Argentina and New Zealand, allowing gamers in both countries to stream hundreds of games from the cloud to smartphones. iOS and Android. The company also said it will bring the Xbox app to select Samsung smart TVs launching in 2022, and is updating Microsoft Edge and Windows 11 with features and optimizations aimed at gamers. Microsoft also revealed its upcoming Project Moorcroft program, which will allow Xbox Game Pass members to try out curated demos of upcoming games.