The controller from the original Xbox will be available for Xbox One and Windows 10. Los Angeles-based game hardware maker Hyperkin has teamed up with Microsoft to make an updated version of the original controller also work on Xbox One and Windows 10 systems.
Hyperkin has been a Microsoft-certified hardware maker since late 2015 and is now working with Seamus Blackley, who co-created the Xbox, on a new version of the controller that will also work with the Xbox One and PCs running Windows 10. It is not clear whether the new controller, called The Duke, will only work on PCs with Windows 10.
The updated version of the old controller is largely the same as the original, but is modified in a number of ways. For example, there will be a display that can show the Xbox logo, the controller will have a detachable cable of 2.75 meters and the controller will have bumpers on both sides.
Manufacturer Hyperkin has announced that The Duke controllers will only be available in a limited edition. A video published by Hyperkin shows that the controller is likely to be released around the holiday season. How much the controller will cost has not yet been announced.
In 2005 it was already revealed that the controllers from the original Xbox would not be supported by the Xbox 360 console. The main reason for this was the fact that the Xbox 360 was designed to function wirelessly.
On Monday, Microsoft announced that it plans to launch its Xbox Design Lab service in European countries this summer. The service is now available in a number of countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom and France. The Design Lab allows you to personalize Xbox wireless controllers by customizing various components.