You have probably heard the name Cronus Zen or Chronus Zen and wondered What is Cronus Zen? Well I did too and I got the answer for you so strap on your gaming limb or seat belt and let’s take a short walk down universal controls lane.
Are you ready to change your game?
There it is, the Cronus Zen device is small and it is meant to allow you to use any controller or mouse and keyboard on any console or PC that you can get your dirty, greasy, Cheetos covered gamer nerd hands on.
The device is a game controller converter based on the CronusMax controller emulation and scripting tech. The device is meant to bring harmony to the separation that some players will have when owning a console or two. An example would be players wanting to use the Xbox Elite Controller with the PlayStation 5 and not suffer from lag or lack of functions which this device promises to allow.
You are supposed to get lag free, fully customizable mapping buttons to actions like customizing paddles, and even be able to mod the controller with aim bot, no recoil, quick scope assist for quick scoping like a noob who doesn’t have anything better to with their day than feel good about messing around with quite literally cheats in multiplayer games.
Look I’m all in for the ability to use a PlayStation 5 controller on a Nintendo Switch or Mouse and Keyboard for games that don’t support it due to lazy developers, but when you go around modding for the sake or ruining someone else’s chill time that is no bueno or cool with me.
What is Cronus Zen?
It is a legit little machine that I personally am not interested in getting, but I have a few friends that would love to get one and be able to game on console with Mouse and Keyboard with no input lag or take their Xbox controller to a Nintendo Switch.
If you get to test it or have one please share it with us on socials using the SLA – Streaming Live Academy socials where we can talk about this puppy.
Cronus Zen seems to be the answer to PC and console players alike that want to be able to change what buttons do with their controller without having to pay for the premium controllers of each platform.
The Cronus Zen can also allow you to use your Xbox or PlayStation headsets with any console that you want to use it on so those headsets that don’t allow you to sync it across platforms will stand no chance to you mixing and matching.
Speaking of mix and matching this device should allow you to set a paddle for example on the controller to perform a script where you could theoretically drop shot in Call of Duty with only the press of 1 button.
It is interesting and if it truly is maintained and according to the developers and sellers of the device it cannot be detected unless you use mods in which case other players and odd behaviors in the game can end up triggering a alert to the video game developers or platform of choice and cause you to get ban so be careful or just don’t be a sour loser and mod when playing with people in situations where you shouldn’t be modding.
In short when or if I get my hands on this I will be testing it for you and Streaming Live Academy and find out if it is truly the great device that the seller and maker is saying it is.
Cronus Zen is an innovative device founded on the rich legacy of CronusMAX, universally recognized as the definitive technology for controller emulation and scripting. Zen moves that legacy forward with a next-generation cutting-edge design, giving gamers the most powerful video game controller conversion technology ever created, putting full control back in your hands.
Cronus Zen Features
Works with almost any controller
Zen supports the most popular brands of controllers – both wired and wireless inc. Elite S2, Astro C40, Scuf Vantage 2, Nacon Revo Pro 3, Razer Raiju Tournament and many more.
Supports Every Major Platform
Cronus Zen is compatible with PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC.
Mod Your controller when way you want
Cronus Zen’s powerful GPC scripting engine offers millions of possible MOD combinations on your controller without any special chips or soldering.
Compatible with Mouse and Keyboard
Advanced 1:1 controller-to-mouse conversion with no lag. Get the highest possible console speed and accuracy. Play in controller lobbies undetected.
Racing Wheels? Force Feedback
Convert your old racing wheel to work on PS4. Supports Logitech DFGT, G25, G27 and a wide range of Fanatec steering wheels.
Ps4 and Xbox One Crossover Headsed Audio
For the first time ever, connect an Xbox One headset directly to an Xbox One wireless controller and play on PlayStation 4 (Xbox One wireless adapter required – sold separately).
All Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Xbox 360 console models are supported, as well as most licensed Xbox controllers, including Elite Series 2, Scuf Prestige, Razer Wolverine Tournament and others.
Zen supports USB, Bluetooth and Xbox Wireless adapters.
All PlayStation 5, 4 and 3 models are supported, including the PS4 Pro. Popular controllers are supported, including DualSense, Astro C40 TR, Nacon Revolution Pro 3, Scuf Vantage 2 and many more.
Zen supports USB, Bluetooth and some wireless adapters.
The Nintendo Switch and TV Dock are fully supported, as well as most licensed Switch wired or wireless controllers, including the popular Nintendo Joy-Cons and the Switch Pro Wireless Controller.
Zen supports USB, Bluetooth and Dual Bluetooth.
Connect supported wired and wireless controllers to your Windows PC, inc. Mouse and keyboard. Get access to compatible MODs, scripts, macros and GamePacks. Optimized for Windows 10.
*Game must support Xbox controllers.
State of the Art – What’s New?
Since 2013, CronusMAX has pioneered cross-platform video game technology, including “in-memory” data manipulation that enables a state-of-the-art scripting engine and MOD, making it the world’s No. 1 brand in video game converter adapters.
Cronus Zen moves this technology into the next decade with next-generation features, making it the most powerful platform of its kind. Here’s a look at some of the new features.
Built-in low-latency Bluetooth 4.1 with EDR (enhanced data rate), for a range of up to 55 meters.
Nintendo Switch is now supported, including and all-new set of GPC controls for Switch Mods.
Xbox One Wireless
Full support for previous models that require the Xbox One wireless adapter and all Bluetooth versions.
Easily navigate the mod’s settings with the Zen Message Screen. Customize with the new GPC commands.
Wired headsets for Xbox One and PS4 can now be connected directly to your controller, including full group chat.
Unlock your game with Scripts and Mods
- – Access to the Most Advanced Mods & Scripts
- – Unlock Over 170 GamePacks Built By Experts
- – Re-Map Any Buttons, Sticks or Sensors
- – Setup & Configure Your Mouse & Keyboard
- – Access to our Powerful GPC Scripting Engine
- – Designed For Windows 10
Run millions of possible MOD combinations on your favorite controller without expensive chips or soldering. Our popular GPC script library contains thousands of ready-to-use scripts for the latest games.
All Features One by One
Crossover Controller Support
Cronus Zen allows the use of your favorite licensed game controller on all major gaming platforms, including all versions of PlayStation 5*, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. There is additional support for Windows PC and it is also possible to connect to devices such as Android and Raspberry Pi. Zen also gives the player the ability to mix and match different devices to give you freedom over your play style. Analog control support is also included for player movement combined with the high fidelity of a gaming mouse, as well as support for using a controller along with a keyboard – where any number of scripts or MODS can be programmed with each individual key at the touch of a button. *Note: PS5 support requires a third-party licensed ps4 controller (recommend HORI PS4 Mini-pad).
Mouse & Keyboard
Get the edge in FPS games with advanced 1:1 controller-to-mouse conversion with no lag. The Cronus Zen provides the highest possible speed and aiming accuracy for console shooters with mouse and keyboard precision optimization for the biggest FPS games, like Fortnite, Apex Legends, Call of Duty, Battlefield and many more! The Cronus Zen detects like a controller, so no segmented lobbies – compete head-to-head directly with other controller users.
Mods, Scripts & Macros
Unlock the full potential of your controller with our powerful GPC scripting language, which gives both beginners and advanced users the ability to run millions of possible MOD combinations on a controller without special chips or soldering. Originally built with the award-winning CronusMAX PLUS, the GPC library contains thousands of free, ready-to-use scripts for the latest games, updated daily by the 190,000+ Cronus community. All CronusMAX scripts are compatible with Zen (some will need to be updated – just talk to the author or a community staff member if you want a script updated to be compatible with the new Zen scripting engine).
Preconfigured GamePacks are created by experienced players from the Cronus Community, who spend hundreds of hours playing the latest titles, unlocking the choicest MODs and exploits, which are then designed specifically for each game.
Racing Wheel Support
Breathe new life into your old racing wheel with Cronus Zen, which now supports Logitech Driving Force GT, Logitech G25, and Logitech G27 wheels, as well as many Fanatec wheels, fully functional on a PS4 console, including full force feedback, pedals, and shifter support.
Zen Studio Software
Zen Studio software for Windows is the heart of Cronus Zen. It provides easy access to the most advanced MODs, Scripts and Macros. Download directly from the GPC Library or from a pre-configured GamePack created by experienced players from the Cronus Community. Zen Studio also has many incredible plugin features such as M&K Settings (set up and configure your mouse and keyboard), MAX Combo (record your controller inputs directly into the GPC script) and MAX Mapper (easily remap any button, analog sticks or sensors, as well as sensitivity adjustments for any button and advanced sensitivity adjustments for the analog sticks).
Pair any compatible Bluetooth wireless controller directly to the Cronus Zen in seconds, without the need for expensive add-ons or third-party Bluetooth USB adapters. The Cronus Zen also supports both Xbox X/S/One and Xbox 360 wireless adapters (the Xbox One Wireless v2 adapter is highly recommended over Bluetooth – sold separately).
Headset Audio Support
Connect your gaming headset directly to your controller with Cronus Zen. It includes full support for in-game audio and group chat. If your controller can’t support audio (like Bluetooth controllers), we’ve included a special feature where it can connect to a wired pass-through controller that supports audio, so no matter your configuration, there’s always a solution. All Xbox One controllers using the Xbox One Wireless Adapter and the Astro C40 PS4 Wireless Controller fully support headset audio without requiring a wired controller!
Oled Message Screen
Cronus Zen’s OLED screen brings MODs into the 21st century. View detailed script and GamePack information, navigate menu systems built using new open-source commands with the GPC scripting language, giving you the ability to fine-tune your MODs and GamePacks with ease. Spend less time configuring and more time playing.
32.000 Memory Slots
Cronus Zen has eight huge 32k memory slots to store your MODs, Scripts, and Macros. To give you an idea of how big it is, the average GamePack size for the award-winning CronusMAX PLUS was 4k, and that included at least 10 very powerful MODS with multiple configuration options.
List of Compatible platform & Controllers
The following list of consoles and controllers are fully compatible with the Cronus Zen. You need a computer to change the settings, update the firmware and program the device with the latest GamePacks and scripts. It works with Windows on both PC and MAC.
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List of Compatible Platforms & Controllers
|GAMING PLATFORMS||POPULAR MICE|
|PlayStation 5||Corsair Harpoon RGB Pro|
|Xbox Series X|S||Corsair M65 Pro|
|Xbox One (All Versions)||Corsair M65 RGB Elite|
|PlayStation 4 (All Versions)||Logitech G502 Proteus Core|
|Nintendo Switch||Logitech G502 Hero|
|Xbox 360||Razer Deathadder Chroma|
|PlayStation 3||Razer Deathadder Elite|
|Windows PC||Razer Naga Trinity|
|SteelSeries Rival 500|
|….and many many more|
Cronus Zen Licensed Controllers and Popular Keyboards
|Licensed Controllers||POPULAR KEYBOARDS|
|PS5 DualSense (Wired & Wireless***)||Corsair K55 RGB|
|Xbox Series X|S (Wired & Wireless)||Corsair K65 RGB|
|Xbox One (Wired & Wireless)||Corsair K68 RGB|
|DualShock 4 (Wired & Wireless**)||Corsair K70 RGB|
|Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons||Corsair K70 RGB MK.2|
|Nintendo Switch Wireless Pro||Corsair K95 RGB Platinum|
|Nintendo Wii U Pro Wireless||Corsair Strafe RGB|
|Nintendo Wii-Mote & Nunchucks||HyperX Alloy Core RGB|
|Xbox 360 (Wired & Wireless*)||Razer Tartarus V2|
Popular Xbox One Controllers and Racing Wheels
|Popular Xbox One Controllers||RACING WHEELS (TO PS4)|
|Microsoft Elite (Wired & Wireless*)||Logitech G25|
|Microsoft Elite S2 (Wired & Wireless)||Logitech G27|
|Razer Atrox Arcade Stick (Wired)||Logitech Driving Force GT|
|Razer Wildcat (Wired)||Fanatec Porsche Carrera|
|Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition (Wired)||Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo|
|Razer Wolverine Ultimate (Wired)||Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S|
|Scuf Prestige (Wired & Wireless)||Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2|
So in the end what does Cronus Zen do? It helps you by doing the hard work for you.A Non so Pro Gamer
What is Cronus Zen?
It is a universal controller adapter that allows you to use any console controller on any other console so Xbox on PlayStation or Nintendo Switch and vice versa. It is supposed to be undetectable to the console that it is there and you can map and mod the buttons to do anything you need them to.