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Xbox Elite Controller Grip Peeling Was Not Anticipated

June 18, 2019 at 6:22pm
By Jason Stettner

If you were an owner of the original Xbox Elite Controller you’re probably aware of the peeling grips. This was apparently something that the design team hadn’t anticipated. Noting this during a discussion while checking out the second series controller at E3 2019, that this was a sort of manufacturing thing that they never could have predicted. To go from what was directly said part of that was; ”the peeling was not a manufacturing aspect we could have predicted”. I had a fairly lengthy discussion as I was curious about the plastic piece connecting the bumpers and they weren’t sure if that had been adjusted as well.

This was during my hands-on time with the new controller model where I was touching the various pieces and getting a discussion guide while interacting with everything there. It was neat to learn, and I suppose something that could have been easy to miss. In my experience this didn’t happen until a year of use, though others have faced this problem in less time. Whatever the case, this was a key aspect to fix when they were designing the second series options as it featured a new design. You can read our preview of that controller below, or check out the E3 hub for additional coverage of the event.

Read our Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Preview
View our E3 2019 Hub
Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Grip

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner