Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

May 23, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Xbox One controller compatibility for Windows PC is nearing public release, according to a reply from Microsoft's Larry Hryb on a NeoGAF thread about the topic.

"Soon. Very soon," Hryb (AKA Mjr. Nelson) said, replying on a NeoGAF thread about when the necessary drivers would be made available via Windows.

Microsoft said back in August of 2013 that Windows support for Xbox One's peripheral would arrive sometime in 2014.

While Microsoft has already confirmed the gamepads will work plugged into a USB port, the company remained vague on if the Windows compatibility will include wireless support as well.

The Xbox 360's wired controller supported play on Windows PC out of the box, but wireless 360 controllers required a separate receiver that didn't arrive until nine months after the console's launch in late 2005.

This is good news for PC gamers and for Steam users who may want the console experience of a game, and the flexibility that the PC platform provides (frequent updates, modding, additional content, etc).

Source: MCV

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Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

Not to be a stereotypical elitist PC gamer, but why in the name of rollerskating hyenas would anyone want to?

Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

Want to what?  Use a console controller on a PC?

Speaking personally, because a ton of games are much more playable with a console controller than with mouse and keyboard.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

That's what the Logitech Dual Action is for. Substantially faster responsiveness and a less ridiculous layout than the designed-by-a-blind-monkey xbox pads.

Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

I almost never use a gamepad for games (mouse and keyboard are better for almost everything and certainly the games I play) but when I do I absolutely use a Logitech gamepad because the asymmetrical xbox layout drives me crazy. I have never understood how anyone can feel comfortable with that thing in their hands.

Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

I almost got on you because I have an older dual action with square holes for the sticks.

 

I gotta upgrade.

Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

Oh, so you were questioning why anyone would want to use the Xbox controller specifically.  Gottcha.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

They better have improved on the 360's previous designs. The fact that it didn't have a setting for controlling dead zones was pretty weak, when you consider how inhumanely sensitive the thing was, and how easily the stick would wear out.

Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

Is there an advantage to the Xbox One controller over the 360 controller that I don't know of?

--- With the first link, the chain is forged.

Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

unless you specifically get a wired Xbox 360 controller (rare) they don't work without the wireless adapter.

Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

...but it sounds like there won't be wireless functionality with this controller, either - not to mention the Wireless 360 Controller for PC comes with the wireless adapter anyway.

--- With the first link, the chain is forged.

Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

The xbox one controller can communicate using micro usb.

Re: Xbox One Controller Support on Windows PC Coming 'Very Soon'

And it's still wired...

--- With the first link, the chain is forged.
 
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