Some 17 years ago, the Xbox 360 flooded living rooms and basements everywhere, along with its iconic controller. Now popular maker of retro gaming peripherals and accessories Hyperkin is remaking that controller for modern consoles and PCs.
I don’t know about you, but the Xbox 360 controller is one of my all-time favorites. It’s right up there with the ridiculous N64 contraption. Using that same driver on a modern PC sounds good, and soon you’ll be able to.
hyperkin alone Announced its next Xenon driver, bringing back that 17-year-old design with modern features. We’re talking about a 3.5mm headphone jack, a detachable USB-C cable, and the menu, view, and share buttons of newer devices.
Today, 17 years ago, the #Xbox 360 launched with great success. Now announcing the Xenon, a replica of the official #xbox 360 controller, licensed by Designed for Xbox, for PC Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One/Windows 10|11.
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Details to come!#Keep05Alive pic.twitter.com/3ElNhLNdrN
— Hyperkin (@Hyperkin) November 22, 2022
Hyperkin chose the name as a throwback to Microsoft’s original codename for the Xbox 360, Xenon, which makes sense. According to the company, it is an officially licensed remake and will be available in four colors. You can go with the classic white or choose black, red or pink.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any pricing details or release dates to share. We’ve seen similar retro controllers like the Hyperkin Duke retail for around $70, so we’ll have to wait and see.
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