Hyperkin, the North American manufacturer of accessories and peripherals for consoles, revealed this Friday (17) the price and availability of the Xenon, a replica of the Xbox 360 control officially licensed by Microsoft. Announced in November, the model finally had more information revealed by the brand.
The Xenon will go on pre-order on May 5 scheduled for release on June 6. The debut price will be US$ 49 (about R$ 259), which is in line with the average value of the official controller sold by Microsoft, but it should be noted that the nostalgic accessory brings some cuts compared to the original Xbox 360 model .
One of the missing features on the controller is the LED lighting around the “Xbox” logo, which displayed animations when the accessory was turned on and paired with the console, as well as identifying the player number in one of the four sections.
Another detail that could bother some Xenon users is the lack of compatibility with wireless connections. This means that, to play on console or PC, you will need to connect to the source via a USB-C cable.
Despite being a faithful replica of the original model, it is possible to observe that the Xenon features a configuration with three central buttons similar to those found on the Xbox Series X|S controller — Menu, View and Share.
Xenon will be available on the official Hyperkin store. For those trying to escape the traditional “black and white” of the Xbox, Microsoft offers different color options for its joysticks in its store, including the new special “Velocity Green” version.