Hyperkin is remaking the Xbox 360 controller

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Peripheral maker Hyperkin has announced that they are remaking the classic Xbox 360 controller, replicating what many still hold to be their favourite video game controller of all time.

Named after the Xbox 360’s codename, the Hyperkin Xenon is an officially licensed controller that can exactly reproduce the shape and feel of the originals. The only tweaks are that the system buttons for Menu, View and Share have been modified to match the current Xbox Series X|S controllers.

The Hyperkin Xenon will be compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows 10 and 11, but it will only come as a wired controller – Microsoft keep pretty strict control of their proprietary 2.4Ghz wireless controller set up, so that’s not much of a surprise. It will be available in black, white, pink and red, but there’s no release date or price announced as yet. In fact, all we currently have are some basic 3D renders.

Hyperkin Xenon is a 360 Replica

This is the second classic Xbox controller that Hyperkin is making, following on from the 2018 Duke controller that was a replica of the original Xbox controller, though with a quirky addition of an OLED . While the Xbox controller was mocked at the time for being ludicrously large – infamously it was too large for Japanese market and average hand sizes in the region, which led Microsoft to produce the smaller Xbox Controller S.

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