To commemorate the 17th anniversary of the release of the Xbox 360, video game peripheral maker, Hyperkin has officially announced today that it is resurrecting the iconic video game controller.
As noted in a press release, the Hyperkin Xenon is an officially licensed, wired gaming controller replicating 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 ahead of its official unveiling at E3 2005.
The Xenon will be compatible with the Xbox Series X/S and Windows 10 and 11 devices. As you can see from the images below, the Hyperkin Xenon is a slightly modernized take on the Xbox 360 controller. The most notable changes are the dedicated Menu, View, and Share buttons commonly found on the latest iteration of the Xbox Series X/S controllers. Xbox
This is not the first time Hyperkin has brought back an Xbox controller from the dead. In 2018, the company released a replica of Duke, the first controller for the original Xbox known for its oversized design. And then, in 2021, to celebrate the release date for the original Xbox and Halo: Combat Evolve, Hyperkin released the Xbox 20th anniversary and Halo 20th anniversary Cortana edition variants of the Duke controller.
The Hyperkin Xenon will be available in four colors: black, white, pink, and red. No release date or price has been announced yet, sadly. However, Hyperkin is expected to release the Xenon controller sometime early next year.
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Source: IGN Video Games All