Cronus Zen v CronusMAX+

Detailed feature comparison of the award-winning Cronus game controller adapters.

What is the difference?

Here's a side by side comparison, highlighting the major differences between the Award-Winning CronusMAX PLUS and the all-new Cronus Zen.

Zen Studio Software

Cronus Pro Software

Crossover Controller Support

Crossover Headset/Audio Support¹

Xbox One / Xbox 360 Console Support

PS4 / PS3 Console Support

Nintendo Switch Console Support

Windows PC Support

Mouse & Keyboard Direct Engine (No PC)

Secondary Device Support (No PC)

M&K Settings Plugin

X-AIM Plugin

USB Ports

3 Inputs

2 Outputs

1 Input

2 Outputs

Xbox One/360 Controller - Wired/USB

Xbox One Controller - Bluetooth¹

Xbox One Controller - Wireless Adapter²

Xbox 360 Controller - Wireless Receiver²

Xbox One Headset Audio & Chat¹

PS4/PS3 Controller - Wired/USB

PS4 Controller - Bluetooth

PS4 Headset Audio & Chat³

PS4 DualShock 4 Speaker³

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controller

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Nintendo Wii U / Wii Mote

PS4 StrikePack Support

Xbox One StrikePack Support

PS4 Wheel Mode⁴

Tournament Edition Mode

GPC Scripting language⁵

GamePacks Controller Support

GamePacks Mouse & Keyboard Support

Keybinding (Map Scripts/Macros to Keys)⁵

Memory Slot Size

32768 bytes

4096 bytes

Memory Slots









128x64 OLED Screen

Programmable RGB LED

16,777,216 colors

7 Colors

Access to Cronus GPC Library

Zen Scripts

CMP Scripts

CMP Scripts

¹Requires wired original Xbox One controller (Zen A1 Auth) & recommend Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Adapter for all XB1 controllers (supports Auth, Wireless & Headset Audio - better than Bluetooth) ²Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 and Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows are sold separately ³Requires DualShock 4 Controller v2 (CUH-ZCT2) (Zen A1 Auth) PS4 Wheel Mode supports Logitech G25, G27 and many Fanatec Wheels with Full Force Feedback Several new and enhanced commands such as get_keyboard() are supported by Zen only

New Controller Support

Cronus Zen supports many of the very latest controllers. Here's a few examples:

Astro C40

Microsoft Elite S2

Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro

Nacon Revolution Pro 2

Razer Raiju Tournament Edition

Razer Raiju Ultimate

Scuf Vantage

Scuf Vantage 2

C40 Wireless Adapter Supported (inc Headset support) Wired, Bluetooth & Wireless Adapter Wired/USB Only

Some third-party licensed controllers may require an original wired controller that matches the console. This is called the Auth Controller.