Retailer Best Buy leaked a new 20th anniversary Xbox controller, leading Microsoft to make an official announcement confirming its existence. Shortly after Best Buy Canada posted its listing for previously unannounced Xbox controller themed around Xbox’s 20th anniversary, Microsoft officially revealed the controller, as well as a new headset, and other various in celebration of its 20 year mark. The controller and headset are available to preorder now for $70 at the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft described the controller as “sleek and sentimental” with a new take on the old color scheme of the original Xbox kit.
“The body of the controller features a translucent black finish with silver internals so you can see every detail. The nostalgic, green Xbox button brings us back to the first green Xbox logo. The iconic color can also be found on the back grips and around the hybrid D‑pad,” Microsoft said.
The controller launches in the US on November 15th, the exact date the Xbox turns 20 years old. As an added bonus, players get an exclusive 20th anniversary dynamic background when they connect it to an Xbox Series X|S console. Players can also bring the controller to a friend’s house, connect it to their console, and give them the background as well. “Once you choose another background, however, this one will disappear, and you will need to re-connect the 20th Anniversary controller to unlock it again,” Microsoft said.
A new 20th anniversary stereo headset was also announced, and just like the controller it will be released on November 15th. It will also cost $70.
“The headset similarly features a translucent black body with silver internals so you can see what brings this headset to life. Green accents on the boom mic, inside and outside of the earcups. The left disc is marked with our 20th Anniversary logo in our iconic green and the right dial has our Xbox logo imprinted,” Microsoft said.
The Xbox Gear Shop also updated with a new t‑shirt and hat with the classic Xbox logo. “The premium, everyday gear is designed around our love for all things Xbox and to celebrate 20 years of playing together. The Xbox 20th Anniversary Black & Green Sphere tee and hat will be available at Xbox Gear Shop starting today,” Microsoft said. “The Xbox Gear Shop ships internationally to most countries from the United States, so make sure to get yours before they are gone!”