— Seamus Blackley (@SeamusBlackley) September 20, 2017
Xbox designer Seamus Blackley has been building a near-perfect recreation of the 17-year-old controller for peripheral company Hyperkin. Remember the jellybean face buttons, the cheap center jewel, the sheer GIRTH? All faithfully remade to your inner child’s specifications, with a couple improvements (like an OLED screen under the jewel).
— Seamus Blackley (@SeamusBlackley) June 12, 2017
As Blackley confirmed in the first tweet, that the controller’s final prototype had been approved by Microsoft. Next step: Tooling to create a plastic mold. It’s unclear when they’ll be ready to order or how much they’ll cost, but you original Xbox purists can rest assured that your favorite big-boned controller of yesteryear is headed for resurrection.