Update: The new pad will be out on November 9 in the US - where it will cost $64.99 - and February 2011 in Europe. Check out a video of it through here, or look at the pretty pictures below.
Microsoft's just confirmed to CVG that a new, first-party Xbox 360 pad will be released next year - and thrown over a few pics of the device.
"The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Play & Charge Kit - with Transforming D-pad will be available beginning early 2011 in the UK," said a spokesperson.
As rumoured earlier the d-pad raises up when rotated 90 degrees - which will assist fight fans with their combo-tapping arse kickings.
The format holder has improved the D-pad in the past. It released a Limited Edition Pro Evolution Soccer-themed controller back in 2008.
Maybe we're getting a controller for every genre. Who knows?
What would YOU change about the current Xbox 360 pad, readers?