The company behind some of the swankiest, premium, gaming gear is adding new hardware to their line-up: controllers. Starting with the ASTRO C40 TR controler, this is part of their Tournament Ready series, which will be customizable for gamers to adjust to their needs/wants. Better yet, it’ll be officially licensed for PS4, while also working on the PCs (which brings MORE customization options):
As the newest addition to the best-selling Tournament Ready (TR) series, the modular and highly customizable ASTRO C40 TR will deliver a competitive edge while adapting to any gaming environment, ranging from professional tournaments to head-to-head competitions with friends. The new ASTRO C40 TR Controller is an Officially Licensed product for PlayStation® 4, also featuring additional compatibility with Windows™ PCs. It is available for pre-order now online direct from ASTRO’s website for $199.99 USD ($269.99 CAD), shipping in early 2019, and available at key retailers including Gamestop, Amazon and Best Buy and Best Buy Canada in the same timeframe. It is available in the United States and Canada, with more countries to follow.
Key features include:
REPLACEABLE, SWAPPABLE STICK MODULES: Quickly and easily swap the Analog Stick or D-Pad Modules for consistently sharp performance. Setup the controller in either Offset or Parallel configurations. Replaceable Stick Caps provide added customization for a competitive advantage.
INTEGRATED, REMAPPABLE REAR BUTTONS: Optimum rear button layout for superior ergonomics improves precision during critical moments. Mappability streamlines the controller for any genre and playstyle while improving response time and accuracy. Remap buttons and save your mappings directly on the controller with no PC software required.
ASTRO CUSTOMIZATION SOFTWARE: ASTRO customization software exponentially increases the C40 TR’s versatility and accuracy. Create profiles that can be switched directly from the controller. Adjust trigger and stick sensitivity, remap buttons, tweak EQ, audio output, mic out and sidetone.
WIRED/WIRELESS MODES: With the on-board Mode Switch, quickly change between wired and ASTRO’s proprietary 2.4 GHZ wireless mode to adapt to any gaming environment. Both offer low-latency for pro level performance.
WIRELESS AUDIO: The C40 TR Controller delivers high fidelity game sound and voice chat in Wired and Wireless mode via the 3.5mm jack. The C40 offers game sound and voice chat in Wireless mode. Compatible with any gaming headset with a 3.5mm jack.
TRIGGER STOPS: Quickly and easily activate the trigger stops, which adjusts the trigger pull distance, to allow hair trigger performance in most FPS titles.
12 HOUR BATTERY LIFE: Outlast your game with up to 12 hours of battery life.
INCLUDED TRAVEL CASE: Travel safe and secure with the travel case for the C40 TR. Protect your controller, module, stick caps and tool all in one hard-shelled case.
TOURNAMENT READY: Ready for any environment, the TR line of ASTRO Gaming products deliver premium design and performance for every type of gamer. All Tournament Ready products are designed and developed to meet the demanding specifications of pro gamers.
Coming in at $199 this is definitely on the higher end of controllers, but if you’re looking to optimize your overal gaming setup, this seems like a great addition. Since it launches next year, you’ve also got some time to save those pennies.