New Retro Controller Heading to the Xbox One

The Xbox One tries to use nostalgia with its latest third party controller.

Retro gaming is all the rage these days, with lots of publishers trying to get a piece of the action. Nintendo already tried to win gamers over with the NES Mini, and now it's Microsoft's turn with the X91.

Created by hardware developer Hyperkin, the X91 takes inspiration from the 16-bit era and the controllers that came from it. Looking like a cross between a Genesis and SNES controller, the X91 merges retro charm with modern functionality.

While technically a third party controller, the X91 is officially licensed as an Xbox One controller by Microsoft. As a wired controller, the X91 will come with a 9ft cable. Like other Xbox One controllers, the X91 will be compatible with Windows 10 and tablets through USB connection.

The X91 will be released on Febuary 21, 2016 and is now available for pre-order. Priced at $29.99, the X91 will be considerably cheaper than the standard Xbox One wired controller.

Stay tuned for more Microsoft news!

Published Feb. 1st 2017

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