You can now shout ‘gay rights!’ with a customised Pride flag Xbox controller
Xbox has re-launched their Design Lab, meaning you can now shout “gay rights!” with your Xbox controller.
The Design Lab allows gamers to create their own customised Xbox controller, changing various controller elements from a palette of 18 colours.
As well as colours, the controller can be engraved at the bottom for an extra fee.
Sadly the customised controllers are only available in the US.
Already gamers have created their own Pride-themed controllers. Here are some designs in different Pride flag colours, including trans, non-binary, ace and bisexual.
Ace Flag pic.twitter.com/s1xvjExyow
— Jam🧢🏳️🌈 (He/They) (@designbyjam) June 19, 2021
Xbox Design Lab is pretty cool
Trans controller, kinda pic.twitter.com/gXDK6FiNwq
— Kayleigh 3³ (@Kaelyrhn) June 18, 2021
— Emily from Twitch 🏳️🌈 (@EmStreams) June 18, 2021
The bisexual Xbox controller pic.twitter.com/dXNChk2Vk4
— Sep | becoming the Joker (@venom_cipher) June 19, 2021
The ability to custom design controllers somewhat makes up for the fact the Xbox official Pride controller is not available to purchase.
As part of their Pride celebrations this year, Xbox created some special Pride controllers which have been handed out as gifts to some very lucky key influencers.
The design “combines the flags of various LGBTQIA+ communities in an interwoven energetic way, creating a sense of unity, and evoking both technology and the modern age”.
It’s just one part of their Pride celebration that includes donations to charity, a profile theme, and Pride merch. Other gaming companies have also been celebrating Pride.
Thanks @xbox for sending me a #pride themed controller! It means so much to me to go from being terrified of who I am in the past to acceptance and celebration. Happy Pride Month!https://t.co/kpSsscXXoG pic.twitter.com/gkQiBw0B4H
— DansGaming (@Dansgaming) June 13, 2021
I’m never using another controller again! ❤️🏳️🌈
Happy Pride everyone! pic.twitter.com/nvziyiuUZz
— JohnJohn🏳️🌈 (@j0hn_j0hnn) June 15, 2021
What a great surprise! Thanks @Xbox for sending me the Pride Edition Xbox controller!
Colorfully vibrant like me 😊🔥
— Erin Ashley Simon (@erinasimon) June 14, 2021
Yo!! Happy #Pride 🦄💣🔥
Trans Rights are Human Rights 🏳️⚧️
Fight for Trans Youth 🏳️⚧️ pic.twitter.com/WenvxSnb7V
— Amanda, Who Shakes the World 🏳️⚧️ (@AmandaTNStevens) June 17, 2021
Elsewhere, gamers have been very creative with their Xbox controller designs.
Some have recreated other controller designs, like the classic grey of the PlayStation 1 or the iconic purple GameCube controllers.
— Justus (@residentlocust) June 17, 2021
We woke up and chose violence.
— The Trophy Room: A PlayStation Podcast (@PSTrophyRoom) June 19, 2021
Others have recreated the colours of famous pop culture characters. There’s a selection of controllers based on Pokémon or The Avengers, as well as Gundam, Buzz Lightyear and Life is Strange.
So, the Xbox Design Lab just relaunched, and I'm already making all Pokemon themed controllers that I might, or might not get… eventually… pic.twitter.com/nd9bz7mNYi
— ΛRY ✪ (@ArylinMarie) June 17, 2021
— TheGeekManCave (@thegeekmancave) June 18, 2021
— Life Is Strange Fans (@LISFansDotCom) June 17, 2021
— Rich Grannell (PoisonKop) (@RichGrannell) June 19, 2021
Whoops my hand slipped 💸💸💸💸 pic.twitter.com/t9C9i6igvw
— Darth Mel (@MelRambles) June 17, 2021
Or perhaps you just want your favourite colours in a dream combination, like this stunning pink creation.
Made my dream controller with #XboxDesignLab 🥳💖✨
— bexbomb 💁🏻♀️ (@bex_bomb) June 18, 2021
To create your own controller, head to the Xbox Design Labs page.
The controllers are priced at $69.99, with engraving available for an extra $9.99.