Check out this new Xbox One controller with frickin' laser-cut gold mesh and rubber grips

The newest Xbox One controller looks like it fell off of a cyberpunk mercenary and, honestly, I love it. The Recon Tech Special Edition wireless controller for Xbox One is a laser-cut above the usual surface-level cosmetic variants: that gold grid on the front is actually laser-etched into the plastic, and the rear has a texturized rubber grip. 

Here are some shots of the controller in real life, via Xbox social marketing manager Graeme Boyd.

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What do those symbols in the middle mean? Propeller plane detected, spiky loops ahead, martini olives forbidden? It doesn't matter, I'm too in love with those Deus Ex-as-hell golden triangle grids to care.

The Xbox One Recon Tech Special Edition wireless controller will hit retailers and the Microsoft Store on April 25 in the US and May 4 in the UK. It'll cost $69.99/£59.99, which is $10/£10 more than the standard black or white controllers. If you think about it, that's just $5/£5 per triangle mesh. What. A. Steal.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.