Bethesda & Xbox celebrate The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood with legendary controllers

Posted on June 8, 2021

To celebrate the latest expansion in The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, Bethesda and Xbox have teamed up with famed Australian controller customiser We Are Robots. to create a custom controller that really captures the spirit of the franchise – and, to be honest, it’s pretty darn cool.

“Mehrunes Dagon has been brought to life in Xbox controller form, ready to bring his brand of destruction to any who dare oppose the wielder. It features his four horns, scarred and charred skin, crimson thumbsticks and Daedric lettering on the ABXY buttons. His unique and fearsome look is captured in the design of this Daedric artefact, the controller of choice for those looking for a darker way to play. The design also includes the iconic Ouroboros logo on the back of the controller, honouring the three factions vying for control of the Imperial City and the Throne of Tamriel.” states the press release.

Blackwood Controller

“The Elder Scrolls Online is a legendary game and it was an honour to be able to create a controller for the exciting new Blackwood chapter. Working closely with the Bethesda ANZ team we designed the controller to capture the look and feel of Mehrunes Dagon, as if the controller had just arrived through the Gates of Oblivion.” says Alex Kemp from We Are Robots. “The controllers were created using some of We Are Robots’ most advanced production techniques to give them a 3D physical appearance that you can touch and feel but won’t hinder the use of the controllers. Each controller is hand painted and detailed to bring them to life, making them the perfect display piece for any Elder Scrolls Online fan.” 

Ten of these extremely limited-edition controllers will be available once only through giveaways in ANZ. If you’re keen, stay tuned to local social media channels for Bethesda ANZ & Xbox ANZ to learn how to secure one of these legendary controllers for yourself.

In our review of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, we said “Blackwood is familiar territory for fans of the universe. While it provides heaps of armour sets to collect, enemies to defeat, and captivating characters to meet, it won’t be anyone’s favourite. This chapter of the MMO lacks an unseen and astounding setting, like Elsywere and Summerset had before it. The chapter relies on nostalgia, where that hole was filled with the previous Greymoor chapter. Lacking player versus player content, a memorable main story, and environments, Blackwood just isn’t up to scratch. However, as a complete package, The Elder Scrolls Online continues to be one of the best quality MMO experiences.”

The release was also recently celebrated by a special hot sauce collaboration. What will they think of next? The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is available now.