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Xbox 20th Anniversary Controller and Headset Revealed

The new Controller and Headset will take you back when an A/V connector was all you needed to play your favorite games.
Xbox 20th Anniversary Controller and Headset

Microsoft is celebrating Xbox’s 20th Anniversary with a brand new Special Edition of their beloved Controller and Headset. This is Microsoft’s way of paying tribute to the console that put them on the map 20 years ago. Almost every gamer from back in the day remembers the iconic look that the old Xbox console had; for many of you; that old and bulky controller feels like home and for good reason.

It’s crazy to think that it’s been 20 years since the first Xbox launched. Its bulky and dark look made it different from its competition and it sure worked in their favor. That green logo still makes gamers go back to the good old days of Halo and Fable.

Earlier today, Microsoft made a post on their official website announcing the new 20th Anniversary Special Edition of their Controller and Headset. It’s set to launch on November 15, but you can pre-order it right now.


The Special Edition Controller takes inspiration from the original Xbox Debug kit with its translucent black finish and silver internals, letting you see every detail. The 20th Anniversary Special Edition controller has all the benefits and features of the newest controllers, so you don’t have to worry about having underperforming hardware. The improved ergonomics, dedicated Share button, and reduced latency are all there. You will also be able to switch between devices such as the Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Android more easily.

By just having this brand new Special Edition, you will also get an exclusive 20th Anniversary dynamic background. You can share this dynamic background with any Series S|X console by just connecting your controller to their console, the only problem is that if you switch back to another background, the former one will disappear until you use another 20th Anniversary Controller.


The Stereo Headset was also modified; it features a translucent black body with silver internals. It also has some green accents on the boom mic, inside and outside of the ear cups. The left disk is marked with a 20th Anniversary logo.

You can even adjust the volume by rotating the right earcup or quickly mute incoming noise with the convenient on-ear control. The headset also supports spatial sound technologies including Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X.

Both the Controller and Headset will be available on November 15, but you can always go to their website and pre-order it before they run out of stock. This new Special Edition will have longtime Xbox fans going back to the old Halo 1 and 2 days.

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