I take into account my first console controller—the polished black batwing I used to influence my Xbox 360—as vaguely sticky. What do heart schoolers do to hide the whole thing they contact in a skinny, gummy computer virus movie? Except for consuming many gummy worms? (In my case, a minimum of.) Peripheral producer Hyperkin is giving us all a excellent alternative to determine. For the 360’s seventeenth anniversary, Hyperkin is liberating an formally approved reproduction of the 360 controller, suitable with the Xbox Sequence S/X, and Home windows 10 and 11.
The Xenon—as within the sci-fi codename the 360 had again in 2005 when it used to be nonetheless simply whispers—seems to be a correct game. It options the unique’s easy slopes and button placements, mainly begging to be lined in Flamin’ Scorching Cheeto filth. Xenon will, on the other hand, even be studded within the recent options you’re almost definitely now used to having, like Menu, View, and Percentage choices, and a headphone jack. It’s additionally an formally approved Microsoft product, so that you received’t be receiving a back-alley knockoff.
However, much less excitingly, you’ll handiest have the ability to attach the controller for your console or PC with a removable USB-C cable. Not like the unique 360 controller, Xenon can’t be wi-fi. That’s just a little disappointing to me. I love to in reality living room, stretch out, and consider I’m attaining for far away Fruit by means of the Foot packets whilst I’m gaming, however I assume they make corn syrup merchandise for shut vary, too.
Hyperkin has now not but introduced a liberate date or worth, however in line with its $70 remake of first technology Xbox controller, the Duke, I might wager that inflation won’t spare any person, now not even Xbox 360 equipment. However Xenon additionally is available in red (along with authentic white, black, and purple), and I consider nostalgia will shine sufficient mild in my eyes that I’ll finally end up disorientedly swiping my bank card anyway.