20th Anniversary editions of the Xbox Controller and Headset announced

Xbox 20th anniversary special hardware

The new line of Xbox peripherals that kicked off with the launch of the Xbox Series X|S has been steadily expanding since last year with new controller variants, headsets, and more. Today, Microsoft revealed more expansions to the lineup, and these arrive celebrating Xbox’s 20th anniversary coming up on November 15.

The new 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller touts a similar look to the original Xbox Debug kit, featuring a translucent black case that lets the silver innards peek through. Meanwhile. the brand’s iconic green color can be found on the Xbox button, back grips, and around the D-pad.

Connecting this controller to an Xbox Series X|S will also grant an exclusive 20th Anniversary dynamic background for use on the console, and there doesn’t seem to be a limit on how many times the unlock can be used. However, switching over to another background will remove the exclusive variant until the controller is paired to the console again.

The 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller has a November 15 launch date attached to it, with pre-orders available now for $69.99 in eligible markets both at retailers and online. To pair the controller with a matching charging stand, Microsoft has partnered with Razer for a limited edition Universal Quick Charging Stand.

Xbox 20th anniversary special hardware

Microsoft also revealed the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Stereo Headset today, a new variant of the wired headset the company announced in back in August.

Much like the Xbox controller, this features a translucent black body and silver internals. The bright green splashes are across the earcups (both in and out) and the boom mic this time. The dials are customized too, with the left sporting a 20th Anniversary logo in green while the right has the usual Xbox logo.

The 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Stereo Headset also launches on November 15, and pre-orders are available today for $69.99 in eligible regions. Aside from hardware, Microsoft is introducing T-shirts, hats, and more with the 20th Anniversary Collection over on its Xbox Gear Shop.

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