Once joystick junkies finish dousing their personalized handheld with color, the Design Lab will load a new page and display a mosaic of beautiful images that show off all of the controllers’ curves, edges, and perfect imperfections. To anyone who gets this far in the design process and doesn’t make the purchase: I admire your godly resistance to temptation.
From here, users can choose to add a laser engraving (for a small additional fee) for a more personal touch, or go back and make more adjustments. Designers won’t be able to choose the color, style, or location of the engraving, but it’s just another way for gamers to make it theirs, or for parents to distinguish between kids’ controlllers. As you may have guessed, I went with a “The Toy Insider” engraving on my design.
The Xbox Design Lab is really neat, and it’s a downright blast to use. Heck, I even went back and designed a few more controllers just for kicks. Turnaround time is about six weeks, but things like this are worth the wait. And at a cost of just $10 more than a standard controller, there’s no reason not to get your hands on one. Thanks to the creative hub that is the Xbox Design Lab, the process of creating a unique controller quickly becomes just as enjoyable as the games kids will play with it.
Check out the video below for even more colorful creations.
Joe Ibraham is the assistant visual media editor at Adventure Publishing Group. He creates all graphic content for The Toy Insider social channels, including promos, stagnant graphics, and celebration graphics, as well as all signage, programming, and media graphics for various networking events.
Joe manages and edits all YouTube content for The Toy Insider brand, including video and graphics, and contributes to The Toy Insider website with weekly product reviews. He also designs editorial covers for The Licensing Book.
When he's not in the office, you can find Joe in the gym or hanging with his friends and family. He loves music, basketball, and art in a variety of forms. An avid GoPro user, Joe seeks adventure wherever he can find it. He often wonders why Drake and Josh is not available on Netflix. Keep up with Joe on his website: http://www.joeibraham.com
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