A TRIO OF FIRMS have clubbed together and produced a limited edition wireless controller for the Xbox One that has a touch of the game Titanfall about it.
Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment pulled back the curtain on the controller today, saying that it is a "killer commemorative companion" for the game and the Xbox One.
The controller is available for pre-order now, much like the game, and is exclusive to punters that shop in high street and online games emporium Game.
The controller, which looks like a groin plate that R2D2 might use for parties, will be available in the UK in time for the launch of Titanfall on 14 March. In the US it is priced at around $65.
Sales could be brisk, depending on whether you want the controller or not, because the title has already won admiring stares wherever it has turned up.
The game is the first of the first person shooter titles to debut on the next generation games consoles, though we are also due Destiny and a Halo followup. In the game, you, or you in a team, are charged with shooting things and smashing things. The controller design is inspired by an in-game gun.
"In a collaborative effort with the Xbox design team and the Respawn art department our goal was to create a controller that feels as if it is a piece of military spec hardware transported from the universe of Titanfall and into players hands," said Joel Emslie, lead artist at Respawn Entertainment where the controller was designed.
Titanfall was created by some of the developers associated with the successful FPS Call of Duty series. If you are really keen on it you can step up for a collector's edition, which has a £249 price tag and some geeky gewgaws like a light-up statue. µ