Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the launch of the original Xbox back in 2001, announcing a Trolli candy-themed Xbox Series S, a Halo Infinite-themed Elite Series 2 controller and Xbox Series X, an Xbox-themed Adidas sneakers, and now...
The 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, as it’s officially known, is an absolute knockout. The see-through material is an enticing aesthetic choice and also a reference to the transparent green finish of the original Xbox’s dev kit according to Xbox.
I like that not every inch of the controller is covered in references, but I’m hoping there’s a hidden message like inside Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller. Aside from the look, the controller isn’t special in any way — it works exactly like a standard controller, albeit with one special perk.
A companion headset is also made from the same dark see-through material and accented with green on the microphone and around the earcups. A “20th” logo is located on the left earcup. The headset isn’t quite as striking as the controller, but if you get one, you might as well get the other.