New details on Xbox Stormcloud Vapor Wireless Controller, codenamed “Xbox Jemez,” has leaked, promising an explosion of creativity and an unmatched gaming experience.
Xbox has a history of releasing a wide variety of controllers, and it seems they have another surprise in store for gamers. According to a reliable source, the company is set to unveil and release a new controller, “Xbox Stormcloud Vapor Wireless Controller” currently, codenamed “Jemez.”
The leaker Billbil-kun shared the first details of this new peripheral, the Xbox Stormcloud Vapor Controller, let’s take a closer look at what we know so far.
Stormcloud Vapor Controller Announced
In the official blog post, Sr. Marketing Manager of Xbox Accessories, Daniel Ruiz wrote, “Introducing the Xbox Wireless Controller – Stormcloud Vapor Special Edition, a brand-new controller for the Xbox range. You’ll be drawn in by the rich color of this controller, which features a vibrant dark navy swirl, each with its own vitality and design. The design draws its inspiration from clouds and the raging sky, with each billowing puff of vapor giving each controller a distinctive look.
The following specs were revealed in the post:
- Xbox introduces the Xbox Wireless Controller – Stormcloud Vapor Special Edition, a new addition to their lineup.
- The controller features a dynamic dark navy swirl design inspired by clouds and stormy skies, making each controller unique.
- Stormcloud Vapor has rubberized blue diamond-pattern grips on the back case for better grip during gameplay.
- The controller can connect to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, mobile phones, and tablets using Bluetooth and Xbox Wireless.
- It offers up to 40 hours of battery life for extended gaming sessions.
- The 3.5mm audio jack allows users to connect a compatible headset for communication with friends.
- The Xbox Accessories app enables users to remap controller buttons and create custom profiles for their favorite games.
- The Stormcloud Vapor controller comes with an exclusive dynamic background that can be applied to the Xbox Series X|S console for a personalized look.
- The Xbox Wireless Controller – Stormcloud Vapor Special Edition is available for pre-order in select Xbox markets worldwide for $69.99 USD ERP.
Overview: Stormcloud Vapor Controller
According to the information provided by Billbil-kun:
- The new controller will officially be known as Stormcloud Vapor.
- Its codename “Jemez” has been linked to this upcoming release.
- The controller is slated for release on August 8, but the leaker also cautions that the date may change, as it has with certain controllers released this year.
- The Stormcloud Vapor Controller is priced at $69.99 / €69.99.
Official Name and Price
Though we are yet to get official details, the leaker tells us that the rumored new Xbox Wireless Controller, codenamed Jemez will be called Stormcloud Vapor Controller and will be priced at $69.99 or €69.99.
The Xbox Stormcloud Vapor Wireless Controller is currently scheduled for release on August 8, 2023, as per the leaker. However, the leaker also cautions that the date may change, as it has with certain controllers released this year.
Like with previous releases, Xbox has the flexibility to adjust this date if necessary. So, while it’s a tentative date, it is likely to be within a month of the leak.
The Theme of the Controller
While the exact theme of the Stormcloud Vapor Controller remains under wraps, some details hint at its possible identity.
Leaks from Billbil-kun suggest that it might be a limited-edition Forza Motorsport controller. The game Forza Motorsport is set to release on October 10, 2023, and it’s plausible that this controller could be offered for sale around the same time or even earlier, as was the case with the limited-edition Starfield controller.
Unfortunately, no photographs of the new controller were provided, so we’ll have to wait for the official reveal. However, the leaker also pointed out that the price of the upcoming controller, $69.99, is $5 less than the previous Forza Horizon 5 controller, which might contradict this theory.
Furthermore, Billbil-kun states that there is no proof of it incorporating new features such as haptic technology akin to the DualSense. As a result, it is believed to be a standard Xbox Series X|S controller. It could, however, have a unique design that is currently unknown.
The leaker stated that they are going to release more information regarding the peripheral as soon as they obtain it. So, it’s best to wait a bit more.
Take the information with a grain of salt as always, but Billbil-kun has proven to be a highly accurate dataminer over the last few years, so we have no question that it is genuine.
Well, as the anticipation grows for the Stormcloud Vapor Controller’s release, gamers and collectors alike are buzzing with excitement. Xbox’s commitment to delivering unique and innovative controllers continues, and with a potential limited-edition tie-in to a popular game like Forza Motorsport, this controller release is sure to catch the attention of the gaming community.
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As the August 8 date draws nearer, fans can expect to hear official announcements and more details about the Stormcloud Vapor Controller. Until then, the leak has sparked curiosity and excitement, setting the stage for another hit in Xbox’s controller lineup.
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