Over two years ago the ASTRO Gaming team embarked on a project that would take us well outside of the comfort zone of gaming audio; a space we had spent the previous 9 years building. While it was a divergence from what we would call our audio roots, it really wasn’t a departure from the core of what ASTRO Gaming is, and where we began. 11 years ago ASTRO Gaming was born out of ASTRO Studios by a passionate team of designers and engineers who wanted to solve problems that plagued professional esports players by infusing design and high-quality engineering. Our first look was at designing a new controller but upon entering the space the team quickly realized that the audio space needed was lacking and held so much opportunity for us as a design centered brand, and for the pro teams we worked with. Our desire to apply our innovative design and love of quality to the controller space has never abated and thus returning to space 11 years later we feel like we, once again, have accomplished one of our original goals: To improve the sport of gaming.
~ Thadeous Cooper
Head of Community
The C40 TR Controller:
We are thrilled to announce the new ASTRO C40 TR Controller, an Officially Licensed PlayStation 4 product designed with more than two years of development with pro gamers. ASTRO is expanding into a new category with a product that utilizes our class-leading industrial design and professional gaming expertise to reset expectations for professional controllers, just like we did with headsets 10 years ago.
Our products have dramatically changed the esports landscape: improving team and player performance along the way. This new controller is the next natural evolution of our continued commitment to esports, pro gaming and gamers in general.
The ASTRO C40 TR Controller delivers best-in-class features and premium components in an ergonomically comfortable controller that can withstand rigorous use by professional gamers in high-stress environments. The controller has been designed from the ground up with pro gamers and professional tournaments in mind — aspiring pros, hardcore gamers or any gamer who demands more from their gaming equipment will find much to like in our new controller.
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 directly on the controller with no PC software required.
ASTRO C40 TR Customization Software: ASTRO’s 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, adjust dead zones, tweak EQ, audio output, mic out and sidetone.
Wired/Wireless Modes: With the on-board Mode Switch, quickly change between wired and 2.4 GHZ wireless mode to adapt to any gaming environment. Game sound and voice chat are available using the 3.5mm jack in both modes.
Wireless audio: The C40 TR Controller delivers high fidelity game sound and voice chat in Wired and Wireless mode via the 3.5mm jack. Compatible with any gaming headset.
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.
The modular and highly customizable ASTRO C40 TR will deliver a competitive edge while adapting to any gaming environment, from professional tournaments to head-to-head competitions with friends. The new ASTRO C40 TR Controller is available for pre-order now online direct from ASTRO’s website for $199.99 ($269.99 CAD), shipping in early 2019, with Gamestop, Amazon, Best Buy and Best Buy Canada also offering the product in early 2019. It is available for PS4 and Windows PC in the United States and Canada, with more countries to follow.
For more information about ASTRO Gaming or the C40 TR Controller, please visit www.astrogaming.com. Thank you for being a part of the ASTRO family!
This product is being developed under the official licensing program for PlayStation® by Sony Interactive Entertainment and is subject to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s final product approval.