Hyperkin Announces Xenon—An Xbox 360 Replica Controller For PC

A licensed replica of the retro controller is soon coming to PC and Xbox.

Hyperkin has announced today that they are bringing back the classic Xbox 360 controller, called Xenon, for the current-gen Xbox consoles and PC. The announcement was made to commemorate the 17th anniversary of Xbox 360.

The company previously brought back the Duke, another classic controller from Xbox history.

Major Takeaways:

  • Hyperkin is bringing back the Xbox 360 controller for PC and current-gen Xbox consoles.
  • Hyperkin’s replica controller will be called Xenon.
  • Xenon’s release date has not been announced yet.

Hyperkin has not announced an official release date for the licensed replica of the Xbox 360 controller. However, it is confirmed that Xenon will be available in four different colors: Black, pink, white, and red. It will be powered by a USB-C cable and will feature a 3.5mm headset jack.

Hyperkin Xenon will be compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC. The replicated version will include slight changes to the original to raise the compatibility with modern Xbox consoles. These changes will include Menu, Share, and View buttons instead of the Start and Back buttons.

The Start and Back buttons are replaced by Menu, View, and Share buttons.
The Start and Back buttons are replaced by Menu, View, and Share buttons.

The Duke, an older oversized Xbox controller, was also resurrected by Hyperkin in 2018. The replica of the Duke was well received by the public and was available in several variants.

Hyperkin's Duke, a modern replica of the 6th generation controller.
Hyperkin’s Duke, a modern replica of the 6th generation controller.

Just like the upcoming Xenon, Hyperkin’s Duke is also compatible with all current-gen consoles and PC.

The original Xbox 360 controller was first unveiled at E3 in 2005. Almost 2 decades later, it is still one of the most iconic controllers of console gaming history.

Hyperkin’s replica will be called Xenon because it was also the codename of the CPU used in the Xbox 360 console.

It is unclear when this replica will be released since no release date was revealed by Hyperkin. However, it is expected to become available for purchase in 2023.

It is also likely that Hyperkin will be releasing several variants of Xenon in the future as they did with the Duke.

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Najam Ul Hassan

Najam is a lifelong gamer and lover of movies, and a fanatical consumer of all sorts of media such as comics, manga, and novels. Currently, he channels his limitless love for games into reporting news for eXputer.

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