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The stylish controllers feature XInput, DirectInput and PS3
compatibility and will be available in January 2013
Due to new distribution channels like Steam or gog.com, PC games
are back in the game again. And even many console hits are finding
their way to PC and usually offer a better visual appearance than
their console counterparts. For a perfect gaming experience,
starting January 2013 snakebyte will offer two brand new PC
controllers from their x:con range, which support the old
DirectInput standard as well as the new XInput standard.
Via XInput the controller can be used natively like an Xbox 360
controller on your PC. That way you will be able to play all new
games which make use of the analog thumb sticks and shoulder
buttons. The classic DirectInput mode ensures complete
compatibility with classic PC games which still focus on older
Not only does the x:con work with your PC, it can also be used
with PlayStation 3 which makes it a very versatile controller.
The x:con will be available in a wired as well as in a wireless
version. Both controllers offer Dual Vibration, without the need of
an additional driver, and a programmable Turbo function.
The controller will be available starting January 2013 for RRP
24,99€ (x:con wired) and 34,99€ (x:con wireless)