To update: Xbox has now announced the controller for its 20th anniversary, along with a themed stereo headset. Pre-orders are live on Amazon.
The message posted on Xbox Wire also revealed that connecting the new controller to your Xbox Series X / S will add a themed dynamic backdrop to your options. The controller can now be pre-ordered.
The new stereo headset was designed to complement the new controller and also includes translucent sections and Xbox green highlights. Xbox also showed off a new matching Razer fast charge controller stand, as well as a 20th anniversary t-shirt and hat.
Xbox 20th Anniversary controller and headset images
Best Buy Canada has opened early pre-orders for an unannounced Xbox controller in special edition.
The Xbox Wireless Controller – 20th Anniversary Special Edition Controller is a clear black controller with Xbox green on the back of the controller handle. As the name suggests, this special edition controller is part of Microsoft’s celebrations to commemorate the release of the company’s first home game console, the Xbox, which was released on November 15, 2001.
While Microsoft has yet to officially announce the controller, The company’s official Twitter account pissed off the product yesterday. The listing itself states that the controller costs CA $ 80 (about $ 60) and is slated to release on November 15th to coincide with the launch anniversary of the original Xbox.
This isn’t the first Special Edition gaming accessory Microsoft is releasing to celebrate Xbox’s milestone. During Gamescom last August, the company unveiled an Xbox Series X console and a Halo-themed Xbox Elite Series 2 controller, as the first-person shooter will also be 20 years old next month. Outside of gaming hardware, the company also announced other ways to celebrate Xbox’s 20th anniversary, including working with Adidas to create a pair of sneakers modeled after the original Xbox. In July, the company partnered with Krispy Kreme to bring Nexus Level Xbox-style donuts to the donut chain’s UK locations.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.