Third-party device company 8BitDo has announced a Xbox licensed wired controller compatible with PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, iOS and Android devices. The Ultimate Wired Controller is available in black and white, which will cost interested buyers $45. Amazon pre-orders are currently on the rise and will be shipped from May 31.
The asymmetric stick layout controller is inspired by the Xbox Series X/S controller, so it comes with familiar features like a 3.5mm audio jack and a share button. Additional features include remappable buttons using 8BitDo’s Ultimate software, two back paddle buttons, and haptic feedback.
One feature that the Xbox controller won’t include that can be a big inconvenience for gamers is the lack of Bluetooth or 2.4GHz connectivity as it is a wired controller. As for wire length, the controller will come with a 9.84ft long USB cable, so if you want the controller for the features and you play close enough, 8BitDo’s Wired Xbox Controller may be for you. you.
This isn’t 8BitDo’s first rodeo to make a peripheral for Xbox, as they’ve also released media remote for Xbox Series X/S and a mobile controller designed for Xbox Cloud Gaming. Unlike the old Xbox controller, the Ultimate Wired Controller looks more like a faithful recreation of the famous Xbox design.