Back in October of 2016, Seamus Blackley tweeted to his followers, asking if they would like to see a return of the original Xbox Controller (known by many as the “Duke”). They did. They REALLY did.
Now Hyperkin have announced the Hyperkin Duke is coming April 30 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
“It’s a bizarre experience, to see a joke on Twitter become a real product,” Blackley said. “Seeing all these gamers so truly happy to get the new Hyperkin Duke is pretty goddamn superb.”
What sets this apart from any other “retro” controller? When a player wants a nostalgia kick, all they need to do is press the Xbox button and the original Xbox animated startup screen will play right inside the button. This was no easy task for Hyperkin Product Developer, Chris Gallizzi, although the experience is one he’d never forget.
“It has been a roller coaster of nostalgia, but one of the most fun projects I’ve worked on,” Gallizzi said.
What’s New in the Hyperkin Duke
- Original animated Xbox startup screen played right inside the Xbox buttonBumpers
- 9 ft. detachable USB cable (required to use controller)
- 3.5 mm headset jack
- Option and View buttons
You can grab the Hyperskin duke from Amazon right here