Speaking to Eurogamer at the Leipzig Games Convention, Microsoft have confirmed reports of a new green wireless Xbox 360 controller that features an enhanced directional pad.
While at first glance appearing to look identical to the current controller (apart from colour), this revised version features a d-pad capable of registering 32 different directional positions, as opposed to the current one which relies on four-way input.
Based on "feedback from gamers", Microsoft says the changes will "add to the experience of playing games where the d-Pad is the primary control mechanism", and is a "limited edition promotional item that is only available in Europe, Asia and Latin America while supplies last".
The controller was first spotted at the Konami stand, and while it is 'optimised' for use as a tie-in promotion with the upcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, it is highly likely that games relying on responsive and precise d-pad input such as Street Fighter IV will benefit from such improvements.
Kotaku reports that the controller will be available on October 24.