As part of an Inside Xbox broadcast packed with news, Microsoft revealed the second in its Sports series style of Xbox One controllers. The new version, named the Sport Red Special Edition, is, well, red, and “inspired by the world of activewear and sports lifestyle.”
The new controller, which boasts rubber grips on its rear, launches worldwide on March 5 and costs $70 in the US. International pricing has not been announced. Microsoft says the pad includes a 14-day trial for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass “in select regions.”
In addition, the publisher has unveiled a matching Pro Charging Stand, also in Sport Red. The charging stand comes with a six foot cable for long-distance charging and launches on May 1 in North America for $50. It’s unclear whether Microsoft plans to bring the Sport Red charging stand to other territories.
Elsewhere in Tuesday’s Inside Xbox briefing, Microsoft announced a free play event for Sea of Thieves and revealed the free February Xbox Game Pass titles. Crackdown 3 is the headliner of the month, and like other first-party games it will be included on its release date, February 15, for Game Pass subscribers. Shadow of the Tomb Raider and more will also be added as the month progresses