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Xbox Series X Pro Controller "Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro" - Modular, Next-Gen Hardware for Competitive Gamers

Happy Series X launch day! To amp up the good news, Thrustmaster are also announcing a brand-new pro gaming controller officially licensed by Xbox and designed specifically for their next gen console. 

Thrustmaster® unveils its next-generation ESWAP X PRO controller offering enhanced performance on Xbox Series X|S.

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Rennes, November 10, 2020 — Thrustmaster is continuing to innovate, and is thrilled to announce the arrival of its second modular ESWAP gamepad controller officially licensed by Xbox®. The ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER is the result of a full year of research, development and consultations with pro gamers, with the goal of meeting the growing demands of an uncompromising class of players.

The gamepad’s new, innovative design and extreme level of precision takes into account feedback from Xbox and PC gamers, with a unique modular concept unique to Thrustmaster products. This brand-new X edition of the ESWAP PRO CONTROLLER line that launched last year, features next-generation mini-sticks for longer lifespan and greater precision, the ability to physically lock the triggers, manual button remapping, headset volume control and access to the latest version of the popular Thrustmapper software with great new features.

Thanks to their close collaboration with Microsoft®, Thrustmaster has been able to push technological limitations in order to provide totally new functionality to gamers while ensuring perfect compatibility on both new and older generations of systems: Xbox One®, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Windows® 10).

HOT SWAP: the ESWAP range’s modular DNA, for ultimate versatility

The T-MOD technology built into the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER is the result of extensive feedback on the ways in which gamers use their gamepads. Competitive gamers are looking for both incredible flexibility and next-level tools to help them climb the rankings as they compete on PC and console. Thanks to the Hot Swap feature allowing for all of the gamepad’s modules to be instantly swapped around at any time, gamers can quickly and easily take advantage of the optimal configuration for any game they’re playing.

Next-generation mini-sticks: better precision, and an even longer lifespan

The ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER features next-generation (S5 NXG) analog mini-sticks for enhanced precision and a longer lifespan compared with previous Thrustmaster mini-sticks. Gamers will enjoy better physical resistance (+33%), improved re-centering precision (+66%), and even double the lifespan for the built-in mini-stick buttons (+100%).

New trigger locking feature

Thrustmaster now lets gamers adjust the physical range of travel on the triggers to support any gaming style, reducing travel distance by up to 50%.This can be extremely useful especially in shooters, where the triggers’ responsiveness can provide a major advantage when it comes to firing rate, helping players emerge victorious when facing off against adversaries.

In this way, players can take advantage of enhanced responsiveness with a shorter range of travel on the triggers.

Renowned surgical precision

Thrustmaster is also offering new modules that are compatible with the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER, featuring super-responsive tact switches providing a greater level of precision and near-zero response times as well as a better feeling of control for long gaming sessions. The controller’s buttons and D-pad can each be activated more than 5 million times, while the pre-calibrated analog mini-sticks featuring shorter design for optimal precision have a lifetime of more than 2 million clicks each.

Headset volume control and manual button remapping

The ability to manually remap the rear buttons lets gamers find and use the best combinations of buttons to adapt to all types of games and hand sizes. Being able to quickly adjust their headset’s volume increases gamers’ ability to focus and gives a considerable boost to the practical aspect of listening to their games.

ESWAP ecosystem: dedicated packs of modules, plus replacement modules

Like its predecessor, the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER features a unique ecosystem of modules for customization without limits, officially licensed by Microsoft. This ecosystem allows users to update the look of their gamepad and adapt its performance to their preference. With the goal of continuing to meet the needs of competitive gamers,, the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER lets users take advantage of super-soft, smooth grips — for the first time ever. 

Thrustmaster is also pleased to offer different packs and modules to accompany the launch of the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER this year, allowing gamers to adapt their gamepad to their own individual needs and start fresh with new individual modules if necessary.

·        ESWAP X GREEN COLOR PACK and ESWAP X BLUE COLOR PACK:

Camo-inspired packs of modules for the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER, allowing users to expand their gaming comfort zone. Modules with new shapes and textures let gamers push their boundaries and take their gaming to the next level — with 7 modules, plus 2 additional mini-stick caps.

·        ESWAP X S5 NXG MINI-STICK MODULE:

Replacement next-generation mini-stick: start fresh if you lose or break your mini-stick module or if you’ve gotten through its lifespan.

·        ESWAP X D4XB D-PAD MODULE:

Replacement D-pad: start fresh if you lose or break your D-pad module, or if you’ve gotten through its lifespan of millions of activations.

·        ESWAP T-CASE:

The ESWAP T-Case hard-shell, lets gamers safely transport their gamepad wherever they’re going.

Thrustmapper: the constantly-evolving configuration software

The Thrustmapper software lets gamers configure important settings by creating customized presets specifically adapted for particular games or characters. These presets can be used on both Xbox and PC for perfectly seamless multi-platform use.

For the launch of the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER, Thrustmaster is also adding the ability to modify the shape of the dead zones curves for the left and right analog mini-sticks. Thrustmapper also offers other incredibly useful features for creating completely customized gaming presets — including configuring the sensitivity curves for the analog mini-sticks, the ability to remap buttons, and adjusting vibration levels.

ESWAP: an eSports leader in less than a year

Since its launch in 2019, the ESWAP range has won the favour of a large number of leading esports gamers across a variety of different games (FIFA, Rocket League, Call of Duty, NBA 2K and many others) and captured the attention of thousands of ranked gamers all around the world.

Thrustmaster is excited to enter the dawn of this new era, and a promising new year for eports and gaming, as one of the leading industry hardware brands of this generation. 

Check out the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER on the official Thrustmaster website

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Commercial details regarding the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER ecosystem

ABOUT THRUSTMASTER

Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. The Group offers a diversified range of products under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 11 countries (France, Germany, Spain, the UK, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, China [Hong Kong] and Romania) and distributes its products in more than 120 countries worldwide. The Group’s mission is to offer high-performance, ergonomic products which maximize the enjoyment of digital interactive entertainment for end users. www.guillemot.com

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The unique magnetic, modular technology allows full control over the placement of sticks and d-pad as well as customisation to fit your every whim and set up! With next gen tech sticks as well for extra precision and a wired connection for zero latency this is a product aimed at those looking to get ahead in the rankings. 

The eSwap X will be available on the following days:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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