Microsoft’s oversized strange Xbox controller is being resurrected for a Xbox One

The oversized controller from a strange Xbox console — aka “The Duke” — is creation a quip on a Xbox One this holiday season, around Polygon. Accessory builder Hyperkin is partnering with Microsoft to move behind a mythological controller for a Xbox One and Windows 10 devices.


The new Duke is a somewhat modernized chronicle that will be, for a many part, a “faithful distraction of a strange controller’s form factor.” That’s not to contend there won’t be any new features: Hyperkin is updating a controller with “a trademark arrangement screen, left and right bumpers, and a 9 ft. detachable cable.”

The news is timely too, given that Microsoft announced progressing currently that it would be adding retrograde compatibility for a strange Xbox to a Xbox One during a E3 keynote today.

For those not informed with The Duke’s majesty, it came into being alongside a strange Xbox when it was expelled on Nov 21, 2001 in North America. The Duke stays to this day one of gaming’s many barbarous pieces of hardware, deliberate by many to be comically oversized and dreadfully uncomfortable. The disastrous feedback led to a contingent deputy by a smaller Xbox Controller S, that was creatively designed for a Japanese market. The Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers that followed also took pattern cues from a Controller S, instead of a Duke’s elegant size.

The recreated Duke is being built with a superintendence and blessing of Seamus Blackley, one of a designers of a strange Xbox and long-time proponent of a large controller.

There’s no petrify word on cost or recover date, though hopefully Hyperkin will have some-more to share soon.


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