The original controller bundled with the first iteration of Microsoft’s Xbox is returning after sixteen years.
The controller is almost an exact copy of the “Duke,” including the black and white buttons, which are likely mapped to what we now know as the left and right bumpers. There are, however, slight improvements with the large static Xbox logo in the center of the controller being replaced with an LCD screen that displays an animated logo instead.
We are yet to see a price or release date for the oversized controllers, but Hyperkin has said they will be ‘limited edition,’ so if you’re after the trip down memory lane you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled.
This nostalgia-fueled peripheral comes shortly after the company’s release of the 8-bit Retron HD console that plays Nintendo classics, which launched last month.
Microsoft also dished out its own level of nostalgia at its E3 conference, stating that backwards compatibility for original Xbox games will be coming to Xbox One later this year. Head over to IGN’s E3 hub for all the big news from Microsoft’s press conference.
Hope Corrigan is a freelance news writer who’s favourite controller of all time is the Duke. You can find her on the internet.