Nacon has announced the world's first wired customizable controller with Dolby Atmos will be available on May 20, 2021, in North America. Online pre-orders are now open for the RIG PRO Compact at GameStop, Walmart, and Target. It will also be readily available in-store at Best Buy in the US on May 20.
With Microsoft's own Xbox controller, you are required to purchase a Dolby Atmos for Headphones license on the Microsoft Store (a one-time $14.99 add-on for the Dolby Access app) to experience the impressive surround sound technology that adds height and depth to supported games. The PRO Compact is the only wired controller on the market that includes Dolby Atmos without paying for a separate license.
Officially licensed for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, the PRO Compact retails for $49.99 USD and $79.96 CAN, and is available in both black and white.
The full press release can be read below:
NACON announces the RIG PRO Compact, its first customizable wired controller and app for Xbox available in North America from May 20. The PRO Compact is also the world’s first game controller to include Dolby Atmos® for Headphones.
Dolby Atmos places game audio all around the player with three-dimensional precision, so they can react faster and more accurately. Gamers are immersed in a more intense experience that brings crystal clear, hair-raising realism to every battlefield, so they can catch the subtle, potentially game-changing sounds they’ve been missing.
Exceptional audio, optimized form factor and complete customization give the PRO Compact an impressive combination of features. Gamers can create custom button maps, change trigger sensitivity and control dead zones using the PRO Compact app for Xbox.
“We’re excited to introduce the RIG PRO Compact controller to North America,” said RIG VP of Global Sales & Marketing, Peter Petrides. “Being able to leverage Nacon’s expertise as the #1 third-party controller brand in Europe, means we’re bringing RIG gamers a product that stays true to our brand promise. Which is to develop next generation gear that helps gamers improve their performance.”
“This is the perfect controller for competitive players who prefer, and play better, using a smaller form factor not available in other elite products,” continued Petrides. “The PRO Compact provides unparalleled levels of customization through its dedicated PRO Compact app. This, coupled with the inclusion of Dolby Atmos, makes it an extremely compelling controller for its price.”
“Dolby Atmos heightens your situational awareness and helps you reach competitive excellence,” said Mahesh Balakrishnan, Vice President of Dolby’s Audio Business. “It’s great to work again with RIG to make immersive gaming experiences more accessible to people around the world through the RIG PRO Compact.”
To enjoy Dolby Atmos for Headphones, simply download the Dolby Access app from the Windows Store on Xbox or Windows 10, plug in the controller via USB and connect a headset to experience immersive audio while gaming.