Microsoft 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller
Gamers who collected consoles back in the early 2000s probably remember seeing a translucent green Xbox debug kit floating around, with some ending up in the hands of collectors. Today, Microsoft unveils the 20th Anniversary Special Edition controller, which puts a modern twist on it and also includes a hidden Easter egg. The body boasts a translucent black finish with silver internals, complete with a green Xbox button. Read more for a short video and additional information.



Swing the controller around, and you’ll find that the back grips have also been finished in the iconic green color as well as around the hybrid D-pad. Now the Easter egg is that when you connect this special edition controller to an Xbox Series X|S console, an exclusive 20th Anniversary dynamic background is unlocked. Available November 15th, priced at $69.99 USD.

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Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller + USB-C Cable - Xbox
  • Please note that this item is not currently eligible for Release Date Delivery, so pre-orders may not arrive on the day of release
  • Experience the modernized design of the Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring sculpted surfaces and refined geometry for enhanced comfort during gameplay.
  • Play wirelessly or use the included 9 Usb-c cable for a wired gaming experience.
  • Stay on target with a Hybrid d-pad and textured grip on the triggers, Bumpers, and back case.
  • Use the Xbox accessories app to remap Buttons and create custom Controller profiles for your favorite games.

Microsoft 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller
Photo credit: Evan-Amos

Connect your 20th Anniversary Special Edition controller to your friends Xbox Series X|S to gift them this dynamic 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,” said Microsoft.