Thrustmaster Next-Gen ESWAP Controller Announced for Xbox Series X

Gaming peripheral maker Thrustmaster has announced the latest member of its product lineup and it’s none other than the next-gen ESWAP controller for the Xbox Series X|S called the “ESWAP X Pro Controller.”

The ESWAP controller is a modular gaming pad that offers interchangeable parts, and the next-gen version offers the same, but with added improvements such as next-gen mini-sticks for a longer lifespan and greater precision, the ability to lock the triggers, manual button remapping, and headset volume control!

Full list of features and pricing can be seen below via the press release.

Thurstmaster next-gen ESWAP controller – ESWAP X Pro Controller:

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, for the best fit with any gaming style: reducing the travel by 50% can be extremely useful in shooter games, where the triggers’ responsiveness is a major advantage in terms of increasing the firing rate and emerging victorious when facing off against adversaries.

In this way, shooter game players can take advantage of enhanced responsiveness with a shorter range of travel on the triggers — while a longer range of travel will provide more precision and a truly progressive feel in other types of games.

Renowned surgical precision


Thrustmaster is also offering new modules compatible with the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER, featuring super-responsive tact switches providing a greater level of precision and near-zero response times, along with a better feeling of control — during even the longest gaming sessions, and well into the future.

The controller’s buttons and D-pad can be activated more than 5 million times each. The pre-calibrated analog mini-sticks, featuring a shorter design for optimal precision, can be activated more than 2 million times 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, as well as all hand sizes.

Being able to quickly adjust their headset’s volume increases gamers’ ability to focus, for the best fit with whatever part of the game they’re in — and gives a considerable boost to the practical aspect of IRL (In Real Life) listening, when needed.

ESWAP ecosystem: dedicated packs of modules, plus replacement modules

Like its predecessor, the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER features a unique, brand-new ecosystem of modules without any limits, officially licensed by Microsoft, allowing users to update the look of their gamepad and enhance its performance.


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.


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


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.


The ESWAP T-Case hardshell carrying case rounds out the ecosystem, letting gamers safely transport their gamepad and modules wherever they’re going (gaming in different locations, taking part in LAN parties, or when moving house).

The ESWAP X Pro Controller should be out today in the US, with some of its modules coming in December.

Commercial details regarding the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER ecosystem


USA (Best Buy only) ESWAP X only
10th november, 2020
USA + CANADA ESWAP X + ecosystem
10th november, 2020
4th december, 2020
LATAM ESWAP X + ecosystem
17th november, 2020
10th december, 2020
EMEA ESWAP X + ecosystem
17th november, 2020
10th december, 2020
17th november, 2020
10th december, 2020
ASIA (Excluding Japan) ESWAP X + ecosystem
4th december, 2020
18th december, 2020

ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER ecosystem pricing:

  • ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER: £149.99 / $159.99 / €169.99
  • ESWAP X GREEN COLOR PACK: £44.99 / $49.99 / €49.99
  • ESWAP X BLUE COLOR PACK: £44.99 / $49.99 / €49.99
  • ESWAP X S5 NXG MINI-STICK MODULE: £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99
  • ESWAP X D4XB D-PAD MODULE: £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99
  • ESWAP T-CASE: £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99

With next-gen dropping this week, expect more custom controllers and peripherals to be announced soon.

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