Xi3's Piston controller being made by Scuf Gaming, looks awfully familiar

Xi3’s Piston gaming PC / “console” won’t arrive this November with a controller packed in, but the company is offering a separately sold gamepad that looks an awful lot like Microsoft’s Xbox 360 equivalent. The origin of the Xi3’s gamepad was unknown until this morning, when the company announced a partnership with Scuf Gaming to develop, “new designs and options for gaming controllers optimized for Xi3’s PISTON Console.”

The controller we spotted last week (seen above) is the first of such “new designs and options” for control being offered on the Piston — after all, what we saw looks an awful lot like Scuf Gaming’s “Hybrid” controller. Xi3 tells Engadget what we saw last week was an “early working prototype” of the upcoming gamepad. Sadly, if Xi3’s version is anything like the Hybrid, it’ll cost a surprisingly large amount of money: just shy of $90. Xi3 isn’t offering any specifics on the gamepad just yet, telling us, “final specs/capabilities, pricing and the ship date for a PISTON Console controller are not being released at this time.”

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