Microsoft is set to give away a highly limited edition set of Xbox controllers to commemorate its acquisition of Bethesda.
The set includes controllers themed around Bethesda titles Dishonored, Prey, Doom, Fallout, The Evil Within, The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein.
The controllers come in a chest adorned with the Bethesda and Xbox Game Pass logos.
Aaron Greenberg, general manager of Xbox games marketing at Microsoft, said the Xbox Twitter account will soon reveal details about how to be in with a chance of winning the limited edition peripherals.
At this time, there’s no indication that the controllers will be made available to purchase.
Microsoft announced on March 9 that it had officially completed the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, in a $7.5 billion deal.
Following the news, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said delivering exclusive games for platforms that support Xbox Game Pass was the primary reason Microsoft had acquired ZeniMax.
Microsoft recently confirmed that March’s Xbox system update includes fixes for “many of the controller disconnects” players have reported over the past four months.
According to a list of known Xbox Series X/S issues, some users may have been experiencing “frequent disconnects” with the new wireless controller that launched alongside the consoles in November.
We are giving away this extremely limited edition #BethesdaJoinsXbox collection to a lucky fan. Don’t miss the details tomorrow on the @Xbox Twitter handle! #BethesdaJoinsXbox pic.twitter.com/tlXf4mMQaI— Aaron Greenberg 🙅🏼♂️💚U (@aarongreenberg) March 29, 2021
Microsoft has also said it’s working on a fix for unresponsiveness some players are experiencing with the new Xbox controller.
The company revealed two new Xbox controller colours last week. The Electric Volt controller will be released on April 27 priced at $64.99, while the Daystrike Camo Special Edition controller will be available on May 4 for $69.99.
Earlier this year, Microsoft used a customer experience survey to ask Xbox Series X/S owners if they would like to see any PlayStation controller features made available for its consoles.
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