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This greaseproof Xbox One controller is 2018's biggest innovation in gaming

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Three-dimensional graphics, analog controls, motion-based inputs – these were all vital innovations in gaming. And, now, we have the next major leap in gaming technology: greaseproof controllers.

Microsoft has developed a new Xbox One controller that’s supposedly impervious to grease. The controller comes in a surprisingly rad-looking yellow-on-gray color scheme, and it’s hand-coated in a urethane material that wicks off grease like certain outerwear does with sweat.

However, the company is only producing 200 of them in Australia as a Facebook giveaway (opens in new tab) to promote the release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG, on the console.

Sadly, the controller you’ve always dreamed of is not available for sale much less available at all outside of Australia. That’s cold, Microsoft.

Here’s to hoping this controller gets a wider release, because we’re sure a lot of Saturday night, Cheeto-loving gamers would pay a kingly sum for such a thing.

Joe Osborne
Joe Osborne

Joe Osborne is the Senior Technology Editor at Insider Inc. His role is to leads the technology coverage team for the Business Insider Shopping team, facilitating expert reviews, comprehensive buying guides, snap deals news and more. Previously, Joe was TechRadar's US computing editor, leading reviews of everything from gaming PCs to internal components and accessories. In his spare time, Joe is a renowned Dungeons and Dragons dungeon master – and arguably the nicest man in tech.