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Microsoft releases Windows drivers for the Xbox One controller

Here’s a nice Thursday treat for Xbox One users that also happen to game on desktop PCs as well (or for those that just want to purchase an Xbox One controller ONLY for PC use) — Microsoft is now making PC drivers available for the controller.
Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb (aka, Major Nelson) announced the news on his blog, stating, “We know our fans have wanted PC compatibility, and we know they wanted to be able to use the Xbox One controller with the same games and applications they have been playing with using the Xbox 360 controller.”

“We can’t wait for them to play their favorite PC games with what we consider the best controller ever made and we’re excited for fans to experience the improved D-pad, redesigned battery compartment, new comfortable design and offset analog sticks.”
Windows drivers are available to download right now in x86 and x64 form. According to Major Nelson, the controller must be connected to your PC using a microUSB cable.

Source: Major Nelson

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Steam Games
By Ammohunt on 6/5/2014 2:23:10 PM , Rating: 2
Its painful to play lego games using a mouse and keyboard. I was going to buy the USB adapter thing for the xbox 360 controllers now i can just buy Xbone controllers...nice.

RE: Steam Games
By Da W on 6/5/2014 2:25:00 PM , Rating: 2
About goddamn time!

RE: Steam Games
By Reclaimer77 on 6/5/14, Rating: -1
RE: Steam Games
By stm1185 on 6/5/2014 2:39:49 PM , Rating: 3
All it takes is a glance at Amazon to see the stupidity of your statement. There are only a few PC gamepads around that are in any way decent. Which is why the XBox 360 controller is so popular on Windows.

RE: Steam Games
By Reclaimer77 on 6/5/14, Rating: -1
RE: Steam Games
By elleehswon on 6/5/2014 2:50:30 PM , Rating: 2
it's an iteroperability concern. the razer won't work on the xbox one. the xbox one controller will work on both the pc and xbox one. seems like a no brainer, imho.

RE: Steam Games
By Monkey's Uncle on 6/5/2014 4:52:40 PM , Rating: 2

Why buy yet another controller for the PC when you have a perfectly good one already with your xbone 4? Adding simple drivers to make it work is a lot cheaper than going out and buying a dedicated controller for your PC.

RE: Steam Games
By Monkey's Uncle on 6/5/2014 4:54:22 PM , Rating: 2
my bad ... xbone ONE...

RE: Steam Games
By datdamonfoo on 6/6/2014 10:18:13 AM , Rating: 2
That would be redundant. It's either the Xbox One, or the XBOne.

RE: Steam Games
By darcw0lf on 6/5/2014 3:27:19 PM , Rating: 2
oh, you mean the razor controller thats just another knock off of the xbox controller? xbox controller is hands down best on the market.

RE: Steam Games
By ClownPuncher on 6/6/14, Rating: -1
RE: Steam Games
By thurston2 on 6/8/14, Rating: -1
RE: Steam Games
By MrBlastman on 6/5/2014 3:49:56 PM , Rating: 2
The 360 controllers are perfect for third person games on the PC like Dark Souls 1 and 2. In fact, after beating Dark Souls 1 with it, the controller has become quite intuitive.

I won't use it, however, to play stuff like Super Street Fighter IV online. I have my Qanba Q4 for that. >:)

And for simming... well I have my modded HOTAS Cougar + hand re-wired and modded CH Pro Pedals. My HOTAS costs more than my PC. That's how crazy us PC nuts are.

The 360 Controller, though, is perfect for what it is. I own two of them for the PC, actually. A corded one and a wireless one.

RE: Steam Games
By Ammohunt on 6/5/2014 6:42:57 PM , Rating: 2
And you just admitted you play Lego games :P

I was speaking for my kids really; that said lego games are still pretty cool.

RE: Steam Games
By atechfan on 6/5/2014 7:57:54 PM , Rating: 3
Lego City Undercover is actually one of the best games released on any platform recently. There is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying the Lego games, unless you are so insecure that you need to just play shooters to reaffirm your toughness.

RE: Steam Games
By thurston2 on 6/8/14, Rating: 0
RE: Steam Games
By BRB29 on 6/5/2014 2:27:12 PM , Rating: 2
Not gonna lie, it's a pretty good controller. The PS4 is nearly as good for me. I guess it just depends on preference.

RE: Steam Games
By ShaolinSoccer on 6/7/2014 12:20:37 PM , Rating: 2
Its painful to play lego games using a mouse and keyboard. I was going to buy the USB adapter thing for the xbox 360 controllers now i can just buy Xbone controllers...nice.

ummm... The XBOX 360 wired controllers ARE USB.

source: I own one and use it on my PC.

RF dongle?
By ianmills on 6/5/2014 3:01:40 PM , Rating: 2
Would have been nice for the author to let us know if it is compatible with the Xbox360 RF dongle or how exactly it connects...

RE: RF dongle?
By Brandon Hill on 6/5/2014 3:05:30 PM , Rating: 2
According to Major Nelson: microUSB cable

RE: RF dongle?
By EnzoFX on 6/5/2014 10:47:56 PM , Rating: 2
What, so you can't even use it wirelessly? I'm also not sure if it's implying that's it's backwards compatible with all the games that already support the 360 controller, or if they would have to be updated...

RE: RF dongle?
By kyuuketsuki on 6/6/2014 1:05:25 AM , Rating: 2
It presents itself as a 360 controller, so yes, it works with anything that already supports the 360 gamepad.

No Wireless
By ChronoReverse on 6/5/2014 2:57:28 PM , Rating: 1
Not even an adapter this time like for the 360 controller.

I guess I'll have to use the PS4 controller instead.

RE: No Wireless
By Alexvrb on 6/7/2014 7:23:23 PM , Rating: 2
I don't see why they can't add support for wireless eventually. Assuming your PC has a new enough version of BT to connect with it, you probably won't even NEED an adapter. But initially, it's wired only.

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