Xbox have confirmed the rumours of a new controller model for the Xbox 360 today with community rep Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb lifting the veil to give us a good look.
It's not a major overhaul but gamers that like to use the D-pad arrows when available might be interested to see the new screw mechanism that aims to make D-Pad movement control more accurate and responsive.
The engineers have come up with an ingenious solution with a d-pad that can go from a plus to a disc with the twist of the wrist.
It also does away with the Red/Green/Blue/Yellow buttons for the first time, opting for a greyscale pallette. For a closer look at the new D-Pad in action, check out the video on Major Nelson's blog
The controller is due to hit U.S. shelves (only with a new Play & Charge kit) on November 9th 2010. Hyrb mentions that a European release is expected in Feburary 2011, so Australia will likely see them around then also.