As many are well aware, May 4th has officially been given the moniker of Star Wars Day. The beloved sci-fi franchise has amassed an immense following since its debut in theatres back in 1977, with the iconic line “may the force be with you” leading to the decision amongst fans to proclaim May 4th as a Star Wars-centric holiday.
Of course, many others have jumped on board with this trend – and Microsoft is no exception. Today the company took it upon itself to have fun with the now Disney-owned IP with a handful of “concept” shots of Xbox One controller based off of iconic character designs.
Microsoft took to social media to showcase the mockups, which feature a bevy of immediately recognizable designs. A total of four different controllers can be seen in the teaser images, and they feature Chewbacca, Boba Fett, C-3P0, and a Stormtrooper as the inspiration for their appearances. Overall, these designs are able to accurately capture the essence of the characters that their respective creators were hoping to convey.
While these Xbox One remotes are impressive, it should be noted that none of them are set to arrive on store shelves. Instead, these concepts are just a fun-filled display for fans of both Microsoft’s current game console and Star Wars. Still, Microsoft hasn’t ruled out the possibility of these arriving at some point in the future – albeit likely to be slightly different and a lot less furry in some cases.
Gamers and Star Wars aficionados alike have a lot to look forward to this year as it is. Aside from the highly anticipated and upcoming cinematic entry, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, arriving in theatres on December 18, there’s also the next installment of the Star Wars Battlefront series which will also hit a medley of platforms later this year.
Perhaps the release of Star Wars Battlefront on November 17, 2015 will help achieve a cross promotion that involves some of these fancy controllers, but only time will tell what Microsoft and Disney have planned in that regard. In the meantime, readers, May the fourth be with you.
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