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Microsoft’s Iconic Xbox 360 Controller Is Being Resurrected

To celebrate the 17th anniversary of the video game peripheral maker Xbox 360, Hyperkin today officially announced the return of its iconic video game controller.

As stated in the press release, Hyperkin Xenon is an officially licensed wired game controller that replicates the iconic controller that served as the primary gamepad for Microsoft’s second home gaming console. The device is named after the codename used for the Xbox 360 prior to its official announcement at E3 2005.

Xenon is compatible with Xbox Series X/S and Windows 10 and 11 devices. As you can see from the image below, the Hyperkin Xenon is a slightly modernized version of the Xbox 360 controller. The most notable changes are the dedicated menu, view, and share buttons commonly found on the latest iterations of the Xbox Series X/S controllers. Xbox

This isn’t the first time Hyperkin has brought back the Xbox controller. In 2018, the company released a replica of the original Xbox’s first controller, the Duke, known for its oversized design. And in 2021, to celebrate the release date of his Xbox and Halo: Combat Evolve originals, Hyperkin has released variations of his Xbox 20th Anniversary and Halo 20th Anniversary Cortana edition Duke controllers.

Hyperkin Xenon will be available in four colors: black, white, pink and red. Sadly, no release date or price has been announced yet. However, Hyperkin plans to release his Xenon controller early next year.

Taylor is IGN’s Associate Tech Editor. You can follow her on her Twitter @Tay Nixster.

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