Personalize your Series X/S controllers with Xbox Design Lab

by Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
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  • Xbox's Larry Hryb brought the good news for Xbox fans around the world.
  • The Xbox Design Lab is now back in business for the Series X/S controllers.
  •  This service has been retired by Microsoft more than eight months ago.
  • The return of the Design Lab also brings users a variety of new color options.
Xbox Design Lab is back for Series X|S controllers

Here is some major news for all you Xbox fanatics out there! If the default controller skin for Xbox Series X/S just isn’t enough for you, rest assured that there is something you can do about it.

Your favorite customizing service is coming back from retirement and is ready to give you all the tools you need, to make the X/S gamepad your own.

Xbox Design Lab is back for the Series X/S controllers

As most of you may probably know, after it was taken offline last year on October 14th, Xbox Design Lab has been kept down for quite a while now.

But now, in preparation for the latest generation of Bluetooth controllers, this awesome service has been brought back to life and now features a more refined design, that includes a new D-pad, as well as a textured back. 

We can only imagine Xbox users’ excitement when Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson, announced that this more than popular service is back in business.

There will also be new color customization options that will add more combination possibilities for custom Xbox controllers.

In addition, the post provides a list of the new customization options that are available in Xbox Design Lab along with the original options.

The first is black rubberized grips that are available for the controller’s back case and side grips that are added for comfort and control.

As for the second option, there will be 19 new metallic finish colors that can be used for the D-pads and triggers.

The list of colors includes Sterling Silver, Pewter Silver, Gunmetal Silver, Abyss Black, Retro Pink, Deep Pink, Oxide Red, Zest Orange, and Gold. The rest of the colors include Electric Volt, Velocity Green, Glacier Blue, Dragonfly Blue, Mineral Blue, Photon Blue, Midnight Blue, Regal Purple, Nocturnal Green, and Warm Gold.

There will also be three new color options that can be used for Xbox controller parts with the first being Dragonfly Blue, the second color option is Military Green that was updated to Nocturnal Green.

The third color option is Electric Green which had been updated to Velocity Green, and is supposed to bring the color more “in line with the iconic Xbox color.”

What is the Xbox Design Lab?

For those of you who haven’t used it before and don’t really know what this is about, the Design Lab allows you to completely customize your next Xbox controller.

Featuring a plethora of color options, for each region and part of the controller itself, you can create an awesome and, more importantly, unique design.

And now that Xbox Design Lab has officially returned, there are even more colors than ever, so users can choose from the new nuances in stock, such as shock blue, pulse red, or electric volt.

So, finally, seven months after the new-gen consoles initial launch, users can finally put their own mark on the controllers for Series X|S consoles.

Note that you have 20 colors available, across 8 sections of the controller, even with some optional laser engraving, for those who want to take personalization to a whole new level.

Which of the Design Lab colors would you pick for your gamepad? Let us know in the comments section below.

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