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Hyperkin announces Cortana Edition Duke Xbox controller, preorders available

Cortana Duke Controller
Cortana Duke Controller (Image credit: Hyperkin)

What you need to know

  • Hyperkin has announced a Cortana Edition Duke Xbox Controller.
  • The controller uses a wired connection and features precision analog triggers and vibration feedback.
  • The controller features a deep purple color similar to the color of Cortana in Halo: Combat Evolved. It also has an image of Cortana herself on the right side.
  • The controller can be preordered now for $90 and is expected to release on Nov. 15, 2021, which is Halo: Combat Evolved's 20th Anniversary.

Following the success of the Hyperkin Duke Xbox One controller, Hyperkin has chosen to create a brand new version of its callback to the original Xbox controller with the Cortana Edition Duke Xbox controller. This version of the controller, created in celebration of 20 years of Halo, has a deep purple color reminiscent of Cortana in Halo: Combat Evolved. The design also prominently features a picture of Cortana herself on the right side of the controller, and there's even a small Cortana "montage" video built into the Xbox button that plays when you press it.

The controller, like the original Hyperkin Duke, also comes with precision analog triggers and vibration feedback. It uses a wired connection and is compatible with both Xbox consoles and Windows PCs. The huge chassis may be difficult to use if you have small hands, but most people generally don't have issues using the Duke otherwise.

Do you think the controller is one of the best Xbox accessories for retro players, or are you not a fan? Let us know in the comments. The Cortana Edition Duke Xbox controller is expected to release on Nov. 15, 2021, which is Halo: Combat Evolved's 20th Anniversary. The controller costs $90 and can be preordered now from Hyperkin's website.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

3 Comments
  • Want! BUT NOT FOR 90 DOLLARS!
  • If it had Xbox wireless, then an instant buy. Harder to justify a wired controller at this price point :-(. But still looks cool though, may get one.
  • I LOVE my duke controller, I just wish it was wireless, but I use it as my default PC controller