Xbox Duke Controller Remake Gets Release Window and Price

Mindy Sparks
January 13, 2018

Several months ago, the video game peripheral manufacturer Hyperkin announced plans to revive "The Duke"-that is, the original controller for the very first Xbox-for use with Microsoft's current generation consoles".

Xbox boss Phil Spencer subsequently offered his approval, and so the journey to bring back the original chunky Xbox controller began.

The new version of The Duke will be manufactured by Hyperkin and will be compatible with the Xbox One family as well as Windows 10. There's no news of whether or not it'll make its way to this side of the pond, but we're hopeful that they can find some containers large enough to transport it over here. The new version from Hyperkin features the original controller's size, shape, and button placement, but it includes a few modern touches as well.

"I built a prototype myself, because I knew if I said we should put a screen behind the jewel nobody would ever go for it", Blackley told CNet. As revealed today, the revised controller will cost $70 when it ships in March. It isn't exactly cheap, but it's fair for a nostalgia-based product. "He understands that it sends a message about how serious Xbox is about its heritage, and about the fans". The biggest update is that the massive Xbox logo in the center of the controller has been replaced with an OLED display screen.

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